Propaganda War: How the Media Is Shaping the Story of Argentina’s Battle against Vulture Capitalists (Heinz Leitner)

Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, is fighting to get her story across in the domestic and international news media. She is pitching Argentina as the underdog standing up to US vulture funds and the people who buy them and hold developing countries hostage for the sake of financial gain. When Argentina made headlines around the world on July 31st after defaulting on its debt, the international media defaulted as well. The coverage could be summed up in four words, “here we go again”. That’s because it all sounded so familiar – Argentina, debt and defaulting. But this time the story is different and it’s turned into an all out propaganda war.

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