Argentina accuses U.S. Judge Griesa of "imperialist" attitude

BUENOS AIRES Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:21am EDT

BUENOS AIRES Aug 22 (Reuters) - Argentina on Friday accused the U.S. judge who called the country's debt restructuring plan illegal of making "imperialist" comments against the South American nation.

Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa's choice of words were "unfortunate, incorrect and even, I would say, imperialist expressions".

Griesa on Thursday said a proposed law announced by Argentina's president this week would violate orders he imposed favoring creditors who refused to accept restructured bonds following the country's record 2002 default. (Reporting by Jorge Otaola and Richard Lough Editing by W Simon)

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marvri75 wrote:
Americans really are the most arrogant people on the planet. Besides the serial warmongering, illegal invasion etcetera. Americans really seem to think their courts have global jurisdiction.

And Argentina should stop borrowing money and tell parasitical hedge funds to go to hell.

Aug 22, 2014 11:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnTurnbull wrote:
Why doesn’t Argentina just print $US and repay with them. That’s what the US does! And, after all, it’s only paper.

Come to think of it, why doesn’t every one print US dollars. Are you listening Mr Putin?

Aug 22, 2014 1:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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