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As it happened several times throughout its history, Argentina’s foreign sector has gotten more complex than foreign watchers might be used to, with the return to a multiple exchange rate regime that is a rarity elsewhere in the world. With the “clamp” reinstated in September and the 30 percent “solidarity tax” on currency purchases created in December, the economy is back in a situation where a dollar is bought at 67 pesos for import purposes but the price is much higher if the buyer simply intends to save.