corralito

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corralito (uncountable)

  1. The economic measures taken in Argentina at the end of 2001 by Minister of Economy Domingo Cavallo in order to stop a bank run.

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  • (#1) corral +‎ -ito
  • (#2) Term coined by the Argentine economic journalist Antonio Laje in reference to the fact that money is locked in banks and can't escape, just like children are locked up in the playpen when the Argentine government prohibited withdrawing money from bank accounts for a year between 2001 and 2002.[1]

NounEdit

corralito m (plural corralitos)

  1. playpen
    Synonym: parque de bebés
  2. corralito
    • 2015 July 7, “Francia y la Comisión Europea se movilizan para evitar el Grexit”, in El País[1]:
      Con los bancos cerrados, corralito y controles de capital, el primer impago al FMI en un país desarrollado, el final del segundo rescate y el reciente referéndum, la situación de Grecia se vuelve cada vez más delicada.
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