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1 September 2002

Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES — Retail sales in Argentina, with the exception of firearms and tourism, continued their monthly double-digit decline during August after the South American nation crossed the threshold of its fifth-year of recession, a leading merchant group said Monday. In a monthly survey, the merchants' association known as CAME said that the private-security sector and gun dealers saw sales increase 20% in August after a crime wave hit Argentina. Over 21% of the... (

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