A woman walks past a poster with pictures of Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and US  District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, depicted as Uncle Sam, near the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

In a rare move, a US judge held Argentina in contempt, saying the country is taking “illegal” steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute with(...)

Members of Argentina’s chamber of deputies begin a debate over a bill to locally pay the bondholders who can not collect in the United States due a judge in New York on behalf of investment funds that are suing the South American country. Photograph: Fernando Sturla/EPA

Argentina’s Congress gave final approval today to a law proposing to restructure the country’s debt to skirt a US court ruling that forced it into its(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to replace country’s restructured debt with bond issue.  Photograph: Reuters

Argentina today accused the US judge who called the country’s new debt restructuring plan illegal of making “imperialist” comments against the South A(...)

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

Argentina’s government has unveiled a plan to get around a US court ruling and restart servicing debt on which it defaulted last month as the resul(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (front) inspects a guard of honour after arriving at Silvio Pettirossi airport in Luque near Asuncion. Photograph:Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Argentina came out swinging today against the US judge overseeing its debt default case, in defiance of a threatened contempt order, and disappointed (...)

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

For most Argentines the really shocking news this week was the sudden death of Julio Grondona, the 82-year-old boss of the Argentine FA, who died on t(...)

A woman walks past a graffiti that reads “No to the debt payment” in Buenos Aires. Photo: Reuters

Is Argentina out of money? No. So if Argentina has enough money to stay current on its government bonds, why is it on the verge of defaulti(...)

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

Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond pric(...)

Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Just 12 years after declaring history’s largest debt default, serial offender Argentina finds itself at risk of a repeat with potentially disastrous r(...)

Despite the little time remaining, Argentina’s economy minister Axel Kicillof last week travelled to Brazil to a summit of emerging market nations. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

In Rebel Without a Cause, the anti-hero played by James Dean is challenged to a lethal game of chicken in which two cars must race towards a cliff. Th(...)