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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.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 07:35 UTC

Clean-up process and 'zero tolerance' in Vatican bank plummets profits

The “painful but very necessary process has opened the door for a new, unburdened future of the IOR”, said Ernst von Freyberg

The Vatican bank has blocked the accounts of more than 2,000 clients and ended some 3,000 “customer relationships” as part of a clean-up process that nearly wiped out its profit, its 2013 financial statement showed on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 07:32 UTC

Venezuela knocks on the door of international banks and promises to respect debt payments

Ramirez said on Sunday that the government is working on “re-profiling its debt,” including extending payment deadlines.

After slamming international banks for more than a decade, the Venezuelan government met with investment bankers to try to change the perception of risk associated to the country and prepare the scenario for upcoming economic measures.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

Brazil's KO becomes open question for Dilma's re-election and social unrest

TV commentators talked of the “Mineirazo,” after the Mineirao Stadium, with the sports website globoesporte.com calling the defeat the “Shame of Shames.”

Brazilians cried, cursed their president and covered their faces in shame after their beloved football team's humiliating 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals Tuesday. President Dilma Rousseff twitted how sad she was with defeat but called on Brazilians “we won't let ourselves stay down”.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Falklands experience, according to former Argentine vice-president Cobos

Cobos at Darwin cemetery next to the Lujan Virgin shrine

Fresh back from the Falkland Islands where he spent a week, Argentina's former vice-president and currently lawmaker Julio Cleto Cobos calls for closer links with the Islands, and insists that the “Malvinas Experience” (“Vivir Malvinas”) challenge should not be banned to nobody, rather the contrary.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 08:43 UTC

Indicted Boudou will replace Cristina Fernandez on Argentine Independence Day

Vice-president Boudou has been indicted on several corruption charges regarding the takeover of a money printing company

Controversial vice-president Amado Boudou will fill in for President Cristina Fernández and head Wednesday's Argentine Independence Day celebration in San Miguel de Tucumán. The deputy was entrusted with leading the ceremony following a meeting Monday afternoon at the presidential residence in Olivos, as Cristina continues her recovery from pharyngeal laryngitis.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 08:33 UTC

EU holders of restructured Argentine bonds begin court actions in Belgium

Bondholders sent Judge Griesa a request for clarification on the impact of his pari passu (equal treatment) ruling

Holders of restructured Argentine bonds took to Belgian courts against Euroclear and the Bank of New York last week over their failure to pay out Argentina’s deposit, newspaper Tiempo Argentino (*) reported, citing court documents signed by the funds’ legal counsel.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 08:20 UTC

Leading holdout hedge fund willing to give Argentina more time to negotiate

“The silence from Argentina is deafening. It does not appear serious about reaching a timely resolution of its debts”, said Newman in a FT column.

Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman has revealed that the holdout hedge fund would be willing to give the Argentine government more time to negotiate following the nation's reverse in the US Supreme Court, while criticizing Economy minister Axel Kicillof for not meeting with the so-called 'vulture funds'.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 08:10 UTC

Kicillof meets Pollack requests 'stay' injunction to pay bondholders

The meeting took almost four hours and was followed by a communiqué from the Argentine delegation

Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof held Monday afternoon a meeting that lasted almost four hours with the Special Master appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa, Daniel Pollack, and requested that an injunction allowing Argentina to pay bondholders be reinstated while negotiations with holdouts developed.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

“Without Chile's help, we would have lost the Falklands”, says former RAF intelligence

Fernando Matthei, head of the Chilean Air Force was the man who facilitated Edwards requests

Chile's support for Britain during the Falklands War has been revealed for the first time by the man who was dispatched, with only hours notice, to secure a South American ally, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph credited to Harriet Alexander.

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