People: Argentine governor from 'corralito' era dies

Central Bank of Argentina
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Argentina: A former president of the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA), Aldo Pignanelli, has died aged 69.

Pignanelli served for many years as a director and then vice-president of the central bank, before being appointed in July 2002 to take over from Mario Blejer as president. He remained in the role only until December of the same year.

At the time, Argentina was in the middle of the corralito, a crisis in which the government ‘corralled’ depositors to prevent capital flight. Argentina was

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