Last updated: 14 july, 2009 - 15:03 GMT

Argentina's prices rise despite controls

Buenos Aires street

Despite controls food prices have still risen in Argentina

Price rises on many basic foods in Argentina appear to have frozen over the past year following government price controls.

But despite these controls, the BBC food price index is registering a rise of around 19% and the increase has mostly been due to the rise in meat and milk prices.

There has been a lot of criticism from cattle ranchers and farmers who say the government forces them to sell their cattle at unrealistic prices.

The BBC's Candace Piette reports from Buenos Aires.

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First broadcast on 13 July 2009


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