Argentina defaulted on its international debt payments earlier this summer, and while the ramifications have been less severe than in 2001, Nature asks the Argentinian science minister and Argentinian researchers how they think the default will affect research there.

"I am worried. It's not clear how the default will impact researchers. But for sure it will get harder," Pablo Mininni, a physicist at the University of Buenos Aires, tells Nature.

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