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BUENOS AIRES, June 5 (Reuters) - Argentina's economy ministry issued a statement on Friday saying it will appeal a U.S. court decision made earlier in the day that ordered the country to pay $5.4 billion to more than 500 "me-too" holders of defaulted debt.
The holders have joined a long-running legal battle being played out in the U.S. federal courts over outstanding debts left over from Argentina's 2002 sovereign bond default.
Reporting by Hugh Bronstein and Eliana Raszewski; Editing by Bernard Orr