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Argentina: Non-Banana Republic

The price of bananas in Argentina is suddenly over 100% higher than it was mere days ago. This is because the latest consignment of bananas from Ecuador imported by Argenfruit (a company that reportedly accounts for 30% of total country supply) has been blocked at the Chile/Argentina border by customs officials. 
According to the national AFIP customs office, those sneaky deaky Argenfruit dudes were trying to import top quality bananas (that are taxed at U$6.90 a case) but telling the world they were second-class fruit (taxed at U$4.44 a case). Thus trucks are not let in and Buenos Aires is bananaless for Christmas
And now for the important yuletide stuff, as all this is just a good excuse for more Swedish Chef.


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