August 14, 1991 |
Miguel Pla worked a lifetime with the expectation that a respectable pension awaited him when his working years were over. And so it was. Pla retired from his job as a bookbinder in 1985 and began collecting his monthly check from the Argentine government system. "It was enough to live on," recalls Norma Pla, his widow. "It was plenty." At 62, she has continued to collect the checks. But ravaged by the effects of Argentina's rampant inflation, they no longer provide security. And like Mrs.