If Argentina decides to carry out its promise not to repay vulture funds, it will come under huge international pressure and economic destabilisation. If we believe that the state's first duty to its citizens' welfare rather than international markets, we must support Argentina in spite of the propaganda.
I was sentenced to 10 years in one of South America's hardest Maxi Prisons: Devoto in Buenos Aires - a place where gangs would quite happily slit your throat for a phone card. How did I end up in that hell hole? I was caught with 200 kilos of pure cocaine....part of a 1000 kilo consignment I was waiting for; which luckily never arrived - as I would never have gotten out of prison.