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Griesa summons hearing for Friday; Argentina launches proceedings against the US in The Hague

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 07:09 UTC
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 Griesa has ordered the Bank of New York to hold the Argentine funds and has said Argentina's attempt to pay restructured bond holders was illegal. Griesa has ordered the Bank of New York to hold the Argentine funds and has said Argentina's attempt to pay restructured bond holders was illegal.
The International Court of Justice, for disputes between nations, said the Argentine request had been ”transmitted to the US government” The International Court of Justice, for disputes between nations, said the Argentine request had been ”transmitted to the US government”

New York District judge Thomas Griesa has scheduled a hearing at 4 pm local time on Friday to address Argentina's recent public statements over their attempts to pay creditors, a court official said. Representatives from both Argentina and holdout investors have been called to the hearing, which will take place in New York.

 Griesa, who has blocked Argentina from paying holders of restructured bonds unless it also pays hedge funds that rejected the terms of debt restructurings in 2005 and 2010, set the hearing after Argentina continued to press the Bank of New York to deliver 539 million dollars in bond payments.

The funds represent interest services to creditors who entered debt restructuring in 2005 and 2010, but who have been unable to receive payment as the deadline of July 30 passed without an agreement between Argentina and the holdouts, which the government of President Cristina Fernandez refers to as “vulture funds”.

Griesa has ordered the Bank of New York to hold the Argentine funds and has said Argentina's attempt to pay restructured bond holders was illegal.

Meanwhile it was reported that Argentina asked the world court in The Hague to launch proceedings against the United States over Argentine sovereign debt, the latest move in Cristina Fernandez government long-standing dispute with holdout creditors.

A statement issued by the International Court of Justice, the UN's highest court for disputes between nations, said the request had been “transmitted to the US Government. However, no action will be taken in the proceedings unless and until” Washington accepts the court's jurisdiction.

Argentina said in its application to the court that the United States had “committed violations of Argentine sovereignty and immunities and other related violations as a result of judicial decisions adopted by US tribunals.”

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  • zathras

    So lets get this straight...
    Argentina agrees to the authority of a NY court.
    However Argentina fails to attend meetings and blames everyone else including the Judge and the appointed Arbitrator.
    Argentina refuses to meet face to face with the people it owes money to.
    Just like it ran away from talks when Falkland Islanders would be present.
    So now the court has found against Argentina, Argentina is now attacking the Country.
    I can only take it that Argentina is just crazy.

    Aug 08th, 2014 - 07:23 am 0
  • CabezaDura2

    OK so far what have we got…..

    1)Argentina goes to the US Security Exchange Commission to investigate any fraud done by the Holdouts in regards to the CDS..
    http://www.telam.com.ar/notas/201408/73556-argentina-fondos-buitres-denuncia-maniobras-especulativas-comision-de-valores-eeuu.html

    2)Now the Obama Govt that stood by Kirchner and called for SCOTUS to take the case is denounced in The Hague

    3)While Brazil and Argentina run their anti Israeli campaign, Argentina govt is negotiating with a top Israeli private intelligence company doing some work on Elliot and Singer.

    http://www.telam.com.ar/notas/201408/73556-argentina-fondos-buitres-denuncia-maniobras-especulativas-comision-de-valores-eeuu.html

    They are behaving like cornered animals, what a way to complicate things!

    Aug 08th, 2014 - 07:29 am 0
  • Iron Man

    @1 that just about sums up the situation.

    Rather than say the Argentine government is crazy, I think it's the case that they are playing to the gallery of domestic public opinion. Given the educational standards of the mass population I can see how that might work - but it doesn't explain why the likes of the BA Herald can't / aren't seeing through it all. Their editorials and the comments they run from local 'experts' appear broadly supportive or at least understanding of the government's position. Go figure.

    Aug 08th, 2014 - 07:31 am 0
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