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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina is extending a price freeze for TV, Internet, and mobile phone services until the end of the year, deeming them “essential public services.”

The freeze means service providers won’t be able to raise prices going forward without government approval, according to a statement sent after the close of business on Friday, August 21st. Prices on those items had been frozen since May, with the ban set to expire at the end of this month.

The move marks the government’s latest measure to contain prices amid inflation running at 42% annually and an economic . . .

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