But what you may not have known is that Argentina was a very likely candidate to support such a thing. Because while to it's north one of it's neighbors has already confiscated the wealth Argentina has had a long and glorious history of socialism, at least in the form of taking people's money and not returning it. This has resulted in two loan defaults (that I can remember anyway) going back to the 1990's, and was the main reason I would never invest or live in Argentina (though the global lending community seemingly can't wait to lend to perennial deadbeats).
Anyway, to "fight COVID" Argentina has decided taking away people's wealth was the way to do it. Thankfully, it's not borrowing money from foreigners and then just...not paying it back. They're doing it to their own people. But it's still the silver lining to the cloud that Argentina is, has been, and always will be a nation of grifters.