Argentina

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Monday, July 14th 2014 - 04:58 UTC

“Show the world you are better than Messi”, Löw told Götze

The German team celebrating the score

“Show the world you are better than Messi and you can decide the World Cup”, German coach Joachim Löw told Mario Götze before sending him to the field, and effectively scoring the only goal of the match that gave Germany its fourth Cup.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 - 11:21 UTC

Holdouts claim the Argentine government refuses to negotiate with hedge funds

“Simply put, we have not seen any indication that Argentina is serious about even beginning a negotiation,” Newman said.

The holdout hedge fund Elliott Management Corp representative emerged on Friday from five hours of meetings in New York with a court-appointed mediator, claiming the Argentine government still refuses to have negotiation years after its historic default.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 - 11:00 UTC

Pollack's hope is that dialogue between holdouts and Argentina will continue

In official communiqué, the Argentine Economy Ministry described the meeting as “eminently technical”.

Argentine officials and holdout investors met separately with the New York court-appointed mediator or 'Special Master' for five hours on Friday, presenting their cases in hopes of resolving a litigation on defaulted bonds that has dragged on for years.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 - 10:24 UTC

Cristina Fernandez will miss the Maracana final; ten leaders are expected to attend

Dilma together with Putin and Zuma will be handing the World Cup to the winner. Putin since Russia hosts the next Cup in 2018 and Zuma because in 2010 it was played South Africa

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will not be attending the Brazil World Cup final in Maracana stadium on Sunday when Argentina clashes with Germany, but will be present for the BRICS-Unasur-Mercosur summit scheduled for next week.

Saturday, July 12th 2014 - 10:13 UTC

CFK invites regional presidents to the official dinner for Russia's Putin

“They say that there is some Russian blood in every sixth Argentine. Many people from our country found their second home in Argentina” said Putin

President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, invited her peers from Bolivia, Uruguay and Venezuela, Evo Morales, Jose Mujica and Nicolas Maduro respectively to participate in a special dinner after her meeting with the Russian head of state, Vladimir Putin on Saturday.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

JP Morgan requests 'clarification' from Judge Griesa to pay Japanese bondholders

Judge Griesa apparently is resting in his ranch in Montana

JP Morgan bank, the entity responsible for the payment to Argentina's Japanese bondholders has sent a letter to US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, requesting “a clarification” in order to deliver the funds to the nation's creditors.

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 06:14 UTC

Pollack says Argentina, hold-outs and legal representatives will meet on Friday

Senior Master Pollack will be holding another round of contacts with the parts involved in the litigation

Special master Daniel Pollack revealed on Thursday he has been talking with holdout funds and Argentine lawyers “on a daily basis”, one day before an Economy Ministry committee travels to New York to meet the mediator in the funds/Argentina litigation case for the second time.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 08:21 UTC

Kicillof blasts holdouts: “they never negotiated or lent money to Argentina”

“If instead of suing NML had accepted the debt swaps they would have tripled or even quadrupled their investment”, said the argentine minister

Argentine Economy minister Axel Kicillof responded fiercely to criticisms directed at him and the Argentine government by Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman, reminding the representative of the holdout investors that they have never lent a cent to Argentina.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 08:14 UTC

Mediator Pollack will receive Argentine delegation Friday in follow up meeting

“The discussions have been frank, the principal issues have been identified, and the parties have indicated an intention to continue meeting”, said Pollack.

Argentina confirmed on Tuesday that the delegation headed by Economy Minister Axel Kicillof will continue talks with mediation Daniel Pollack, next Friday in New York, a 'follow up' of Monday's first appointment.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 08:00 UTC

Kerry wishes the Argentine team 'good luck' in the World Cup

The Secretary of State message was motivated by Independence Day

US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Argentina on the country’s Independence Day on July 9 and wished the national team good luck in Brazil’s World Cup.

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