Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: denies the country re-entered default last month. Photograph: EPA/David Fernandez

Plan will force bondholders to choose between US legal limbo or Argentinian jurisdiction

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: accused printing group RR Donnelley  of collaborating with bondholders. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Argentina moves to prosecute company under anti-terrorist laws for shutting down operation

The recent Mercosur summit in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: EPA

There is concern that a deal with Mercosur could hit Ireland’s beef sector

Estela de Carlotto with her grandson Guido Montoya Carlotto: “We must keep searching for those missing because other grandmothers have to feel what I feel.” Photograph: Florencia Downes/EPA

The legacy of the Dirty War lives on as the search for stolen children continues

A fan of Argentina’s San Lorenzo dressed as Pope Francis cheers for the team in a recent  match  in La Paz, Photograph: Gaston Brito/Reuters

San Lorenzo is poised to win its biggest trophy and finally return home

Supporters of Argentinean president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner protest against hedge funds in Buenos Aires last week. Photograph: EPA/David Fernándezs

Banks including HSBC and Citi in talks to buy bonds in hands of ‘holdout’ investors

Paul Singer: To his enemies he is one of capitalism’s vultures who swoops down to feed off the weak.

When everyone is stampeding for the exits, Paul Singer steps in and buys up the debt

People listen as Axel Kicillof, economy minister for Argentina, not pictured, speaks about the country’s missed bond payment.   Photograph: Diego Levy/Bloomberg

Below the often tranquil surface in Buenos Aires, cracks are beginning to appear

An obelisk stands  in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina will default on its debt within hours after talks with holdout creditors broke down last night. Photo: Bloomberg

Bank deal collapses, settlement talks in New York end without agreement

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