Argentina pays workers in bonds

ARGENTINA - As Argentina's talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) drag on - with still no word on whether the country will get a much-needed aid package - the situation at home is getting worse.

From this week 150,000 people who work for the state of Buenos Aires won't get all of their salary paid in cash.

Some of it will now be paid in one-year bonds, called "patacones", nicknamed after a long defunct currency.

Already McDonalds in Buenos Aires is planning to accept the currency and