The foreign ministry said Wednesday that Singer's hedge fund "is based in Cayman Islands, a fiscal hideout that is a colony of Great Britain, sheltering entities that refuse to submit to the laws of any jurisdiction." Singer also is the main financial backer of the American Task Force Argentina, a lobby in Washington that has spread false information about Argentina, the statement said.
An Elliott spokesman declined to comment Thursday.
But American Task Force Argentina issued a statement saying that "Argentina's status as an international scofflaw has been well-documented." It said that the Argentine government has refused to honor any of the more than 100 court judgments that international creditors have against it, even though it has "the means to pay, with more than $45 billion dollars in reserves."