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The United States Dollar, made in Peru

A great story out of AP this morning about the counterfeit dollar business in Peru, now considered the world’s leading fake dollar manufacturer. Here’s a sample from the text to get you in the mood:

“Only $100 bills get shipped by counterfeiters to the United States, while $10s and $20s are sent to Peru’s neighbors, Portocarrero said. Demand is particularly great in Argentina and Venezuela because currency controls make the dollar so coveted and they mostly circulate on the black market.”

Read the whole thing here

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