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Argentina: US Judge Cannot Hold Country in Contempt of Court

Argentina on Monday asked the Obama administration to stop a federal judge from ordering the country to cease "false and misleading” statements about its recent debt default. Judge Thomas Griesa in New York on Friday said he would hold the South American country in contempt of court if it continued to say it did not default on its debt July 30. Argentina’s cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich argued Monday that the judge would violate Argentina’s sovereign immunity if he held the South...

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