Argentina Pols on Defense After IMF Charges They Hide Economic Data

Lashing out is what you do when your government is circling the drain


Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner hit back at the IMF on Tuesday for warning her country about bad data, saying her nation would not be subjected to threats of any kind.

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde warned Monday that Argentina faces a "red card" if it does not produce acceptable data on growth and inflation by December.

An animated Kirchner, speaking to the UN General Assembly, said: "My country is not a football pitch. It is a sovereign nation which makes sovereign decisions.