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Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Obama and 'second favorite Michelle' exchange praise at the White House

“The US is our, I would say, our most important foreign investor. We want to continue that path” said Bachelet

President Barack Obama and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pledged to work together to strengthen the ties between both nations, including projects on energy, education and free trade. Obama met in the Oval Office on Monday with Bachelet, whom he called his second favorite Michelle.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 07:14 UTC

Argentina confirmed Monday 7 July negotiations with hedge funds as instructed by Griesa

Minister Kicillof is expected to head the delegation that will first meet with mediator Pollack named by Judge Griesa (Pic AP)

Argentina confirmed that next Monday, 7 July it will hold a meeting with “Judge Thomas Griesa delegate, Daniel Pollack”, in the framework of the current litigation with speculative funds, according to a Monday release from the Ministry of Economy in Buenos Aires.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 05:47 UTC

OAS Permanent council expected to consider Argentina/hedge funds conflict

The idea is for a strong statement from OAS in support of Argentina in its ongoing litigation

The Argentina litigation with holdout hedge funds will have an additional ingredient this Monday when the Organization of American States, OAS, Permanent Council holds an extraordinary session, on a special request from Argentina, to consider a consultation meeting of foreign ministers to address the issue of sovereign debt restructuring.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 02:40 UTC

Bachelet delays trip to Washington to receive national football team

Bachelet selfies with some of the players at La Moneda palace

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet welcomed the national football team at Government House on Sunday afternoon thus delaying for a few hours her trip to the United States where on Monday she is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:57 UTC

Argentina claims Judge Griesa “blocked the payment to bondholders”

Axel Kicillof remarked that Griesa “sought to cancel the payment which was already deposited yesterday”

Through an official press release published on Friday afternoon, the Argentine government stated US Federal Judge, Thomas Griesa, attempted to “block the payment for bondholders,” and committed an abuse of authority, after cancelling the deposit made on Thursday into a Bank of New York account.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 08:35 UTC

Judge Griesa calls Argentina and hedge funds for a hearing on Friday

NML urged Griesa “to address the violation of the court's order”

A US judge has scheduled a hearing for Friday after hedge funds suing to collect on defaulted debt issued by Argentina complained about the country's plans to make a payment to creditors who participated in its past restructurings.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 07:53 UTC

Argentina announced Thursday it had deposited restructured bonds' payments

Kicillof next to Capitanich and Zanini making the payment announcement and calling on US government responsibility

Argentina announced on Thursday morning it had deposited a billion dollars to honor restructured bonds' 30 June payment and at the same again asked for a new stay from New York Judge Thomas Griesa on the 'pari passu' ruling that forces the country to also pay holdouts 100% of defaulted bonds face value.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 07:42 UTC

US Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to search cell-phone of arrested suspects

Roberts admitted that the decision will have an impact on combating crime, but the right to privacy “comes at a cost.”

The US Supreme Court ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search the cell-phone of an arrested suspect, a major decision in favor of privacy rights at a time of increasing concern over government encroachment in digital communications.

Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 04:40 UTC

UN agency warns Argentina debt ruling does not comply with US sovereign immunities act

The rulings “set legal precedents which could have profound consequences for the international financial system”, UNCTAD said

The United Nations trade and development agency UNCTAD said on Wednesday in a rare release that the recent U.S. court ruling on Argentina's debt erodes sovereign immunity and does not comply with the country's own U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 01:01 UTC

Argentina insists on dialogue but “technical default” is round the corner, Kicillof tells G77

The Argentine minister addressing G77 plus China ambassadors at the UN building in New York  (Pic AP)

Economy minister Axel Kicillof said US courts haven't yet responded to Argentina's request this week for more time to negotiate a settlement with a small group of holdout creditors and warned the country could face a technical default next Monday if the sentence remains firm.

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