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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.
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.
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.
Mediator Daniel Pollack named by New York Judge Thomas Griesa to try and help reach an understanding in the long running dispute between Argentina and the holdout hedge bond holders, said he had already held meetings with the solicitors from both sides. However he only revealed that discussions will continue until a resolution is reached.
The government of President Cristina Fernandez awaits Judge Griesa's decision after the request to issue a stay on the ruling that orders Argentina to pay all the bondholders at the same time, Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said in his daily press briefing at Government House on Tuesday.
The Union of Southern Nations (UNASUR) expressed its solidarity with Argentina after US Supreme Court decision to dismiss the country’s appeal in its legal dispute with holdout hedge funds, rejecting “the behavior of speculative agents that endanger the agreements reached between debtors and creditors”.
New York district court judge Thomas Griesa on Monday appointed a Manhattan attorney to supervise talks between Argentina and hedge fund holdout bondholders after the government of President Cristina Fernandez asked him to organize negotiations with its creditors.
Argentina asked a U.S. judge on Monday to issue a stay of his ruling against the country in its case against holdout creditors as it sought to avoid a possible new default. The country is in a 12-year-old legal fight with investors who declined to participate in bond restructurings (2005 and 2010) after the country defaulted on 100 billion dollars in sovereign debt in 2002.
Argentina on Sunday took its battle against paying hedge fund investors in its defaulted bonds to the US media, placing adverts in major newspapers demanding US courts help foster fair and balanced negotiations.
US Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, ratified on Friday through an official letter that Argentina’s proposal to carry out a debt exchange and pay its bondholders in Buenos Aires represents a “violation of the rulings and procedures.”