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17.07.2014

Argentina Deplores Announcement on Vulture Funds

Argentina Deplores Announcement on Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Government deplored today a paid announcement on the vulture funds published by the Clarin and La Nacion newspapers asserting that the country undergoes a technical suspension of payments. Jorge Capitanich, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, asserted this morning that Argentina does… »

27.06.2014

Argentina Government Highlights World Support against Vulture Funds

Argentina Government Highlights World Support against Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Argentinian Cabinet, Jorge Capitanich, today thanked the international community for its increasing clear, strong, and longstanding support in his country´s fight against vulture funds. Capitanich highlighted the recent support given by the Group 77 plus China which unanimously expressed… »

24.06.2014

Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

We look at a case that is being called the “trial of the century” in how poor countries repay sovereign debt. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Argentina over its $1.5 billion debt in a ruling critics say validates predatory behavior by so-called “vulture funds.” The… »

19.06.2014

Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

Democracy Now! We look at a case that is being called the “trial of the century” in how poor countries repay sovereign debt. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Argentina over its $1.5 billion debt in a ruling critics say validates predatory behavior by so-called… »

01.06.2014

Argentina Reaches Deal to Repay Debts Without IMF Involvement

Argentina Reaches Deal to Repay Debts Without IMF Involvement

Democracy Now! Argentina has reached a landmark deal with a group of creditor nations to repay its longstanding debt without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund. Argentina is still trying to recover from a massive economic crisis and default more than a decade ago, which followed years… »

25.03.2014

Argentina Gets More Support in Litigation over Vulture Funds

Argentina Gets More Support in Litigation over Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Argentina got more support before the deadline set by the U.S. Supreme Court, where it filed an appeal against a New York judge”s ruling favoring vulture funds that might have unpredictable consequences. On Monday, when the deadline was set, Nobel Prize winner Joseph… »

06.02.2014

Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to… »

25.01.2014

Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

By Fabiana Frayssinet for IPS news CORDOBA, Argentina, Jan 25 2014 (IPS) – Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way… »

11.01.2014

Blackouts in Argentina Highlight Failings of Privatisation

Blackouts in Argentina Highlight Failings of Privatisation

By Fabiana Frayssinet for IPS BUENOS AIRES, Jan 10 2014 (IPS) – Record temperatures at the start of the southern hemisphere summer in Argentina have been accompanied by highs on the thermometer of social discontent, as consumption peaks left thousands without electricity and threw into sharp… »

10.12.2013

In an unprecedented show of support, 500 British citizens attend Ambassador Alicia Castro’s call for dialogue over the Malvinas

In an unprecedented show of support, 500 British citizens attend Ambassador Alicia Castro’s call for dialogue over the Malvinas

Argentinean Embassy Press Release The Latin American Conference, taking place annually, is a large gathering of all British activists supporting Latin American countries. Participants include renowned trade union leaders, journalists, academics and political activists. Last year saw Argentina participate in this conference for the first time. Previously only Cuba, Venezuela,… »

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