(In March 5 item, clarifies throughout on which case U.S.
government filed papers)
BUENOS AIRES, March 5 The U.S. government has
backed Argentina in one of the South American country's cases
against its holdout bond investors, state news agency Telam said
The U.S. Supreme Court in January agreed to consider a
dispute over subpoenas in a case stemming from long-running
litigation over Argentina's obligations to bond investors in the
wake of its record-smashing default on $100 billion in
obligations 12 years ago.
The U.S. government filed an amicus brief on Monday with the
court backing Argentina's stance.
In a separate case, Argentina filed an appeal to the U.S.
Supreme Court last month seeking to reverse lower court
decisions ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to hedge
fund creditors in a case Argentine officials warn could force it
to default anew on its sovereign debt.
(Reporting by Alejandro Lifschitz; Editing by Leslie Adler)