In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At the height of vote counting in the Congress last week, the peso tumbled to an all-time low of 56.43 pesos to the U.S. dollar.
- Cuba now has an odd dual economy in which some stores accept only pesos and others accept only dollars.
- Mexican pesos and US dollars are interchanged at the general exchange rate of 10 pesos per $.
- Now, he is told, his savings have been converted into pesos, currently worth a third of a dollar, and he cannot touch them until next year.
- The Uruguayan peso, whose value has halved since the middle of June, plunged even further when foreign exchange controls were lifted.
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