Stories for December 28th 2012

Friday, December 28th 2012 - 08:08 UTC

Defaulted bonds: Argentina makes its case before the New York Appeals court

The second circuit US Court of Appeals should come to a final decision in late February

Argentina will be making a presentation before the US Court of Appeals for the second circuit, in Manhattan on Friday regarding Federal Judge Thomas Griesa recent ruling that Argentine defaulted bondholders must be paid simultaneously with those who accepted the restructured bonds.

Friday, December 28th 2012 - 07:39 UTC

CFK blames looting and violence on political and union groups interested in destabilization

“There is an instructions booklet for looting, violence and destabilization which has several years’ history” said the Argentine president

Argentine President Cristina Fernández said on Thursday evening that the looting and ransacking of supermarkets that killed four people last week were provoked by “political and union sectors” to destabilize her Government.

Friday, December 28th 2012 - 05:03 UTC

PM Thatcher “never, never expected” Argentina to invade the Falklands; “it was such a stupid thing to do”

“That night no-one could tell me whether we could retake the Falklands - no-one. We did not know - we did not know”, reveal the declassified documents (Photo PA)

The 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina caught PM Margaret Thatcher by surprise, newly released government papers have shown. The then-prime minister only saw it was likely after getting “raw intelligence” two days before the Argentines landed.

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