UPDATE 2-Argentina says considering offer to resume debt revamp talks
(Recasts with Argentina statement)
By Hugh Bronstein
BUENOS AIRES Feb 19 (Reuters) - The mediator in the case brought by investors who rejected Argentina's 2005 and 2010 debt restructurings said on Thursday that the "holdout" investors offered to reopen talks with Buenos Aires, and the government said it was considering the offer.
The case is part of years long, cross-border litigation following Argentina's sovereign debt default in 2002, after which some debt holders agreed to accept reduced payouts while others refused and took to the courts.
New York-based mediator Daniel Pollack said in a statement that the hedge funds involved in earlier talks passed the invitation through him to Argentina's lawyers in January.
Argentina "neither accepted nor otherwise responded to the invitation by the bondholders," Pollack said.
The Economy Ministry in a statement said it had already informed Pollack that it was considering the offer. It accused him of being partial in favor of the bondholder and of breaking confidentiality.
"His statement omits the fact that the offer had been made under total confidentiality," the Economy Ministry said.
It said Pollack's statement was distributed to the media "with the unmistakable aim of favoring, once again, the vulture funds." Continuación...