Default Lies Within
Argentina's semi-hot former soap opera star president is not happy:
Argentine stocks plummeted Thursday as the repercussions of the default began to set in, and were down 6.45 percent in afternoon trade.But whose fault is it?
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's cabinet chief, Jorge Capitanich, blamed the American government for the default, brought on by a US court ruling that blocked Buenos Aires from servicing its restructured debt without also paying the hedge funds in full.
"If there's a judge who's an agent of these speculative funds, if the mediator is their agent, what is this justice you're talking about? There's a responsibility of the state here, of the United States, to create the conditions for the unconditional respect of other countries' sovereignty," he told a press conference in Buenos Aires.