TODAYOnline: As inflation soars, Facebook drives trading in Argentina’s barter clubs

TODAYOnline: As inflation soars, Facebook drives trading in Argentina’s barter clubs. “At an abandoned train station in Buenos Aires’ working-class suburb of San Miguel, hundreds of Argentines gather with bags of clothes, rice, flour and sugar to trade.Most are women, some accompanied by children. Cardboard signs with their names scrawled in black marker hang from strings around their necks. They walk slowly around the old concrete platform yelling out the names of people they had agreed to trade with in a forum on Facebook.”

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