I haven't read the story, but even if the guy went down there, bought the car in person, didn't get robbed at the sale, there's no guarantee he'd get it out of the country. Nothing against Argentina either. If anyone is considering a "global" car purchase, you better plan on going there, have an inpartial interpreter, learn all the export laws, and watch the currency fluctuations. I've spent considerable time in South America and Asia for work. The authorities could care less, and the attitude towards Americans varies widely in different countries.