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Pepe Gonzalez works at a restaurant offering barbecue for two people for 70 pesos in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The nation's currency's official rate is 4.96 pesos per US dollar, and the black market rate is about 7.50 pesos per US dollar. Close government allies have given up defending the official statistics service, known as INDEC, which announced Monday that Argentina’s annual inflation was just 10.8 percent in 2012. Private economists have estimated that Argentina’s inflation was actually 26 percent or more, making it the worst in all of Latin America. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)