He was carrying at least $8 million in shrink-wrapped bundles of crispy $100 bills and other foreign banknotes, along with a half-dozen luxury wristwatches and a military-style rifle resembling something out of a Jason Bourne movie.
It's not Venezuela. Now it's Argentina that wants to use the heavy hand of the state to grip the invisible hand of the market.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner annotates, on Twitter, her campaign to rally fellow Latin heads of state.
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