Argentine President asks the United Nations to pressure the United Kingdom over the islands issue – MercoPress

The Argentine President asks the United Nations to put pressure on the United Kingdom over the islands issue

Tuesday 19 September 2023 – 09:10 UTC

Fernandez participated in the Sustainable Development Goals Summit

Argentine President Alberto Fernández has asked UN Secretary-General António Guterres to “renew good offices negotiations” with the UK over the Malvinas/Falklands issue, New York reported.

Fernandez and Guterres met at the United Nations headquarters, where the Argentine president participated in the Sustainable Development Goals Summit.

During her stay in the United States, Fernandez also met with Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who last week harshly criticized officials and judges in her country handling prosecutions, particularly those involving so-called vulture funds seeking to collect Argentina’s foreign money. religion.

AOC denounced the relationship between US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and businessman Paul Singer, owner of the NML Fund. The lawmaker strongly criticized Alito because of a luxury trip he took on a private plane, the expenses of which amounted to about $200,000 were not presented to the state. “The billionaire who generously funded this trip is Paul Singer, who has dealt with the court at least ten times, and whose involvement has been swept under the rug by the legal press and media,” AOC told the House.

“In fact, in 2014, Justice Alito, along with the Supreme Court, agreed to resolve an important case after decades of litigation between Singer and Argentina hedge funds,” he continued.

“Do you think Alito recused himself from this case? He did not recuse himself from the case, but rather used his position on the Supreme Court to rule in Singer’s favor. “After the decision, Mr. Singer’s hedge fund ultimately received $2.4 billion for that decision,” he added.

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Judge Tomas P. Gresa ruled in favor of the hedge funds in 2012, ordering Argentina to pay the full amount claimed to holdouts who had not accepted previous settlements. The US Supreme Court ruled in June 2014 that it would not review the case brought by Argentina, leaving Grisa’s ruling unchanged.

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