RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The cost of living in Argentina rose 6% in April and accumulated an increase of 23.1% so far this year, one of the highest rates in the world, which the government attributed in part to the war in Ukraine.
Twelve-month inflation reached 58%, according to the official statistics institute Indec, one of the country's highest in three decades.
"Part of the inflation is due to the increase in food prices resulting from the war," Argentine President Alberto Fernández said Thursday at a press conference in Paris as part of a European tour . . .