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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.