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Articles by Bianca Fernet

Ever heard the old cliché, “happy wife, happy life”?

As one of the sole business ladies in the fields in which I work, I hear this expression frequently when colleagues or clients find themselves doing something they find ridiculous to …

Economically speaking, June through October were thrilling here in Argentina. With the unofficial “blue” dollar shooting through the roof, Judge Griesa’s ruling in favor of the so-called “vulture” funds and the ensuing default, changes to the head of the central …

As times are tough, all of us in Argentina are looking for a way to stretch our pesos just a little bit further.

Living in an interventionist economy, I personally like to take advantage of little ways subsidies and quirky …

You know that feeling when you touch a crisp Argentine peso note?

Unlikely. In fact, you’ve probably noticed that your peso bills are quite the opposite. Generally pretty tattered, often taped together, and sometimes all around limp and damp. While …

Sundays are for late sleeping, brunch, and generally reflecting on life. You can imagine then my revulsion approximately seven weeks ago when I awoke to an article on Vice News written by a Mr. Chris Dyer suggesting that simply because …

You know that soul-shattering moment when reality hits? Your stomach drops to the floor and everything goes numb. Time seems to slow down for a few painful, aching moments while your brain struggles to absorb the fact that he’s secretly …

 

Argentina’s alternative monetary policy has thus far failed to reign in the rise of the informal/illegal/parallel exchange rate. And now the “blue dollar” exchange rate (the way that the media calls the black market exchange rate) has reached 14.20 …

 

The unofficial exchange rate hit 14 ARS/USD this afternoon, while the official rate remains a 8.39 ARS/USD. The gap between the two has widened to 5.61 pesos, or 66.87 percent of the official rate.

Yikes. Good thing I keep …

 

From an observer’s standpoint, the Argentina vs. the vulture holdouts battle has started looking less like the sophisticated legal interpretation of complex principles surrounding matters of sovereign debt, and more like an all out girl-on-girl cat fight, reminiscent of …

 

In a piece published by the New York Times this morning, American University’s Arturo Porzecanski was quoted as describing the brewing situation in Argentina as “kind of a chronicle of a default foretold”, referring to Gabriel García Marquez’s tragic …