NEW YORK, July 25 Argentine debt negotiators
left their meeting with a U.S. court-appointed mediator in New
York after barely one hour on Friday, declining to make any
comment as they left the building, a Reuters reporter said.
It was the shortest meeting yet held between Argentine
officials and Daniel Pollack, raising more questions over the
likelihood of the country striking a deal before July 30 with
the "holdout" investors suing it for full payment on their
It was unclear if any further talks were planned for Friday.
If Argentina fails to either fulfil a court order to pay the
New York hedge funds $1.33 billion plus interest or reach a
deal, Latin America's No. 3 economy will slide into its second
default in 12 years.
(Reporting by Daniel Bases; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing
by James Dalgleish)