Greg Palast | How Barack Obama Could End the Argentina Debt Crisis

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Greg Palast | How Barack Obama Could End the Argentina Debt Crisis
Paul Singer of Elliott Associates. (photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
Greg Palast, Guardian UK
Palast writes: “The ‘vulture’ financier now threatening to devour Argentina can be stopped dead by a simple note to the courts from Barack Obama. But the president, while officially supporting Argentina, has not done this one thing that could save Buenos Aires from default.”
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Richard Carter, Agence France-Presse
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Lauren Carasik, Al Jazeera America
Carasik reports: “According to a recent study by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, victims of transnational corporate abuses face myriad barriers to accessing judicial remedies.”
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