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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

Former Argentinian 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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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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