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Articles by Bianca Fernet

New York Justice Thomas Griesa ruled that Argentina must pay an additional US $5.4 billion to 500 so-called “me-too” creditors. This increases the total amount owed on defaulted debt to US $7 billion, and that number will probably increase.

While …

Argentina’s upcoming October 2015 elections are getting a lot of attention because in one form or another, it means the end to Kirchnerism, at least in its current form. Indeed outside investors have continued to hold and demand Argentine debt …

We’re closing in on the last six months of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s term as Argentina’s president, and it’s commonly accepted that the likelihood of an economic crisis on her watch is negligible. Yet all eyes remain on the country’s …

It seems like only yesterday we were making quinceañera and sweet sixteen jokes about the blue dollar rate going up with no end in sight. But since the beginning of 2015 the blue dollar has hovered between ARS $12.5 and …

The whole vulture funds vs. Argentina saga is more stale than a three day old media luna. It made headlines again due to a fairly meaningless development that should push this Government to settle if they cared about putting the …

In Argentina, soy is far more than a dietary staple. Soy is a political battleground that pits farmers and producers against the administration of current President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. And currently Ms. Fernandez is going to war with soy …

The global economy is going through something that has been dubbed by the international media as “turmoil”, consisting of plunging commodity prices, recession, and deflationary spirals. This is in sharp contract to the “crisis” we recently emerged from, marked by …

Argentina’s infamous “vulture funds”, as the holdout creditors represented by Paul Singer’s NML Capital are affectionately known, are back at their usual antics of trying to claw back from the Argentine government what they (and the US court system) see …

Update February 10, 2015:
After meeting with the Chamber of Importers, Central Bank President Alejandro Vanoli has taken a step back from this restrictive policy by gradually allowing importers to have access to dollars. The Central Bank has stressed that

Argentina has ripped across international headlines over the past week following the suspicious death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Mr. Nisman was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head hours before he was due in Congress to charge President …