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Latest update : 2014-08-01

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds'

Is Argentina being held hostage by greedy speculators or populist politicians? Latin America's third-largest economy is once again on the brink after the government failed to reach a deal with a small minority of bond holders who rejected the terms of the last default in 2001. The country's fate is being decided in New York because the debt was issued in dollars. How can these so-called "vulture funds" be rewarded for piling on the pain when Buenos Aires has since honoured its commitments?

By François PICARD

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Alexandre KATEB

Economist and Strategic Advisor

Carlos WINOGRAD

Argentinian Former Secretary of State for Competition, Deregulation and Consumer Affairs (1999-2002)

Eduardo CUE

France 24 International Affairs Editor

Costas LAPAVITSAS

Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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2014-12-18 Russia

Wrecked Rouble: Putin Defiant as Currency Tumbles (part 2)

The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Vladimir Putin

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The rouble is collapsing, oil prices are plummeting, Western sanctions are biting... but Russia's president is not blinking. At his annual press conference, Vladimir Putin was as...

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2014-12-18 Cuba

SPECIAL: US and Cuba Normalise Relations

'Todos somos Americanos'. That was the US President Barack Obama's message as he and Cuban president Raul Castro hailed a new chapter in US relations with Cuba. In simultaneous...

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2014-12-16 attacks

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 2)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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2014-12-16 Pakistan

Taliban school massacre: At least 140 dead in Peshawar assault (part 1)

At least 141 pupils and teachers have been killed after the Pakistani Taliban stormed an army-run school in Peshawar. The attack - the worst of its kind in years - is said to be...

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