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Argentina will appeal on Thursday Judge Griesa's 'contempt of court'

Wednesday, February 25th 2015 - 05:27 UTC
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The Argentine government will present on Thursday its appellant’s brief over the contempt of court ordered by New York Judge Thomas Griesa, the Economy Ministry has confirmed. Griesa had ruled Argentina in contempt of his orders due to working on a plan to shift control over payments of its restructured debt to Buenos Aires. Read full article


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  • chronic

    Elvis, do you wish to retain new counsel? Your current representation doesn't seem to be fairing to well in New York. : )

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 05:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • willi1

    “... the equal sovereignty principle and any country's immunity....”

    the arg “government” and their minions is a robber gang under the whip of the gang leader ck.
    in Germany they just elimininate gangs like “hell´s angels” and “bandidos”, gangs like the ministers in the ck robberment. hopefully their regency ends shortly.

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “strictly following procedural steps' despite the 'ridiculous and extravagant' decision from Judge Griesa which ignored the equal sovereignty principle and any country's immunity.”

    'ridiculous and extravagant', emotive language might make them feel good but it wont persuade a court of law.

    “equal sovereignty principle and any country's immunity.”

    That's all they have left, their precious sov er enity, they seem to think that because Argentine is a country of sorts, that this makes them immune from everything! Well they should have learnt by now just how wrong that notion is. Once again, the day of reckoning looms for Argentina.

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mick23

    Deceive and defer .... Same 'ole plan again and again... Pathetic ... However this time I don't think it will work... When chicken legs steps down... next stop PRESO!!!

    What a bunch of F'Witts...
    Boludo's ..

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Another hilarious twist. Is this being 'guided' by Elvis or by the CFK who has yet to show she has any legal qualifications?

    In THIS case, the argie government appeared before the court having given up its sovereign immunity. There's the whole basis. It's not possible to claim or assert immunity. In the United States there is the matter of 'indirect contempt'. Wilful disobedience of a court's prior order. Of course, it wouldn't have helped that Elvis was shooting his mouth off publicly. Not only wilfully disobey the court's order but boast about it as well. Did he think that being 5,295 miles away was his get out of jail free card? I do hope the court slaps argieland with a huge fine. Just to teach it that there are times to keep its mouth shut.

    Isn't Anibal the animal a hoot? ”everybody, including holdouts and has never ceased in its willing to serve its debts”. If that were the case, there would be no litigation. Because argieland would have already paid up. Perhaps the animal doesn't understand that Mr Pollack's role is to conduct and preside over settlement negotiations. Not to 'mediate'.

    What a pity that argieland hasn't, apparently, twigged what is happening. There's a judgment from an English court and one from a German court. But Judge Griesa still has the whip hand. No payments by Bank of New York Mellon until argieland complies. And any other payment method has been ruled illegal. Argieland hasn't actually 'won' anything.

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • psql

    And you won 5 Conqueror? what, a medal? So much hate I never seen in my life.
    You must be a such pathetic character.

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @6. Oh no. I don't have to 'win'. I just have to let you lose. You've never seen so much hate in your life? Give it a little time. You hate the Falkland Islanders so much that you invaded a peaceful, defenceless country that has NEVER belonged to argieland by any stretch of imagination. You occupied the Islands thinking you would be hailed as liberators. You were 'surprised' when you were viewed as similar to nazis. The same nazis that fled to argieland rather than face trial for their crimes. And you hate England/Britain/the UK because we wouldn't allow your murderers to take the Islands in 1833/4. Nowadays you desperately appeal to the UN. That would be the same UN that you ignored in 1982 when it told you to lay down your weapons and leave the Islands. You murdered 255 British servicemen and 3 Falkland Islanders. Crimes for which you have yet to pay. Continuing to ignore the UN Charter and international law, you persist in your illegitimate and illicit 'claim'. You even act against the interests, economy, resources and rights of the Islanders. Answer this question. The UK establishes a naval and air blockade of argieland. You can't export or import anything. Cargo vessels are arrested, impounded and moved to the Islands where the cargos are taken. Aircraft are given the option of landing at a designated site or being shot down. Passengers take their chance. How do you react?

    As it happens, I live quite close to Aldershot - Home of the British Army. RAF bases within a few miles and aircraft flying over daily. RN bases a little farther away. We sent our men out to right a wrong. Your action was illegal. You illegally killed our men for doing their duty. Everything you did in the first hald of 1982 was illegal. Hate? You have no idea. If you want to learn about hate, I have no problem with killing every argie. Male, female, child. No difference. Carpet the landscape with corpses. Let them rot. Ripped apart by carrion eaters. Pay for my friends!

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Griesa:“ Return to Sender.”

    Feb 25th, 2015 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    When will they understand that they lost?
    Lost the Falklands War.
    Lost the decision in the NY Courts.

    These people live in a cloud of delusion.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 01:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    Conquerer my sweetie drag queen - you are such a drama queen

    You can conquer us any time

    kisses and hugs

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 01:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10. Conquering you isn't a problem. There are some 'difficulties'. Stopping our troops ramming bayonets up your arse(s). You see, our troops are MEN. Unlike your cock-sucking faggots. And another. Two hundred-foot deep pits for 40 million scum. But we do have the bulldozers to fill the pits in. Do you have a preference on whether you want to be dead first? Not that we care. In the pit and the dozers start shoving the earth in. Then they drive back and forth. And pile in more soil. You should be dead before too long. Make a 'drama' out of that. I do like the idea of argie mass burial trenches. Argies should be viewed as nazis and treated accordingly.

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    ooohhhhh Conqueror - are you still dressing on that sexy samba drag queen outfit you were wearing the other weekend in London?

    You are such a cutie when you get angry like that

    lots of big hugs and kisses

    Feb 26th, 2015 - 06:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    12. Everyone still getting rich rich rich off of Vaca Muerte?

    Don't bother answering I already know the answer.


    Feb 26th, 2015 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    Well if you know anything about the oil and gas industry you would understand that when the oil price goes down drilling rigs stop drilling.

    Contrary to the USA rig county Argentina is doing much better and our business there is the strongest in all of the Americas and the boom goes on in Neuquen.
    Wish I could say the same about West Texas

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Not to use numbers to refute you El Diego, but here are the numbers.

    You are comparing an entire country, Argentina, to one of 50 states, Texas.

    As for rig counts, an actual “hole” in the ground, the USA has almost 1,500 vs 351 in all of Latin America. To be fair we should add Canada as they are North America compare apples to apples and not apples to bananas. That would be almost 2,000 to Latin Americas 351 rigs.

    As of January, 2015

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    you are missing the point - go check the change in rig count over past 6 months for these countries. With the drilling rig count falling off a cliff in USA and thousands of people getting fired up there here in Argentina the boom is steaming ahead and the rig count is going up and indeed we are still hiring people.

    Thats the point and shows how solid the market is in Argentina and where all the money is being made and jobs created. Of course we have known this for past 5 years and made a fortune investing here during that time. I have to laugh at all the doom sayers on here who just don't have a clue about Argentina Oil ad Gas industry.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Methinks Diego doesn't know that the word “boom” or phrase “steaming ahead” means.
    Oil and Gas production is falling in Argentina
    Chevron reduced their drill plans for this year.
    Rg gov't is subsiding oil production so its U$20/bl higher than market.
    How long do you think that can last?
    They just put out a request for the most oil they've ever imported

    Silly Diego your fantasies are ridiculous.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Yes Diego, we all now in this world how supply and demand works, it play a big role in capitalism....try is sometime and you will find you cannot control it well without a cause and in Argentina. When those prices start rising again, watch what happens to the rig count. Ultimately the price and counts will level out.

    BTW Diego......the rig count was 351 for ALL of South many were in Argentina.....4? lolololololololololololol Calling Argentina an oil boom is like calling that pimple on your ass Mt Vesuvius. Get a life is give it a rest. No one is giving Argentina any of the billions they need to exploit the dead least not for the good of Argentina. Remove the profit motive and you remove interest in vertical drilling.

    YFP may keep drilling, they have to they are state owned and stolen and drill for the nation. But no other private industry will touch the cow (not kirchner) for the good of Argentina, they will drill when they can make money. Howevevr....everything coming out of that cow is is solely because Chevron.........and they are not making LT plans.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    well if you need to ask me how many rigs there are drilling in Argentina then clearly you don't know and yes when oil prices go up then drilling rigs will go up further - you are really coming up with some original thinking there LOL.

    YPF are growing production, the rig count is up despite the rest of the world cutting back, Vaca muerta production is increasing, investment in Neuquen continues to grow year on year, real estate prices are going through the roof and our company continues to make a fortune down there. But hey don't let the facts on the ground stop you from losing money in your own investments and send those rigs shutting down in Texas to Neuquen so we can give you rednecks some business - hahahaha

    The growth story goes on

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Psst, the only reason YPF can show “growing production” is because they've bought production from the Int'l oil companies liquidating out of Argentina.

    Good luck with your “investments”


    Feb 28th, 2015 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Sothat your answer to my question is.....“ I have idea so I will not answer there”. Most are companies from the USA...why? Practice on new methods without EPA problems.

    How many Billions a year was it the you need for 2,000 rigs? 351 in all of South America and Argentina needs 2,000?

    One more question.....why can't Argentina drill her own wells?


    Mar 01st, 2015 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Diego

    why can't Argentina drill her own wells? well thats exactly what YPF is doing

    and a 30% increase again this year in Neuquen - its boom time in Argentina Oil and Gas industry and much more to come:

    and the stories coming out of Texas are just the opposite with huge jobs losses and a slump in the local economy

    Hahahahha - I know where my money is best invested ! Come to Argentina and invest here - I have been saying to for last 5 years and making an absolute fortune

    Mar 01st, 2015 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Good. Invest in penny stocks. I laugh my ass off as you compare Texas to a county.....your country.....well almost a country. Is your investment strategy to put all your eggs in one basket? How many billions was needed to frack? How many holes in the ground in Argentina?

    Dow,Chevron,She'll and Apache is doing all the drilling and as exploratory holes. YFP lacks the knowledge and expertise to perform horizontal drilling. To think or believe otherwise is to scream you are an idiot to the world. no one denies that Vaca muerta is loaded with shale......3 to 10 times thicker also than US shale......ExxonMobil is the major hitter there. If you invest....Invest in Madalena Energy. Also once you as swipe is out of office......things may open more for money to be made.....but not as long as that mad cunt thinks businesses drill for any other reason but to make money.

    Mar 04th, 2015 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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