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Letters of Sympathy to Flood Victims

Wednesday, January 19th 2011 - 20:48 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government has sent letters to the leaders of Australia and Brazil following the devastating floods the two countries have undergone recently.

Floods in Australia will reportedly cost the country 30 billion Australian dollars to repair and Prime Minister Julia Gillard has hinted that a new government tax will be created to rebuild the areas affected. All Australians will have to pay the charge.

Meanwhile in Brazil the flash flooding and mudslides is one of the country’s worst natural disasters with the death toll now at over 700 people and fears of an epidemic are increasing.

The Falkland Islands Government has sent letters to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff expressing the Islanders “deepest sympathy” with the people, following the recent tragedies.



Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Martin_Fierro

    Nice pirate flag

    Dilma Rousseff just denied you entry to port and you're sending letters, I don't think sending letters from an illegal colony is a very sensible thing to do. I doubt the letter ever got to her.

    Jan 20th, 2011 - 03:40 am 0
  • Wireless

    Grow up Marty.

    You think your pathetic argument is so important all the time, and it isn't, some people have suffered tragedies due to flooding, and anyone would reasonably understand that it is more important to send their condolences than maintain petty squabbles with immature people like yourself.

    You really are beneath contempt.

    Jan 20th, 2011 - 04:07 am 0
  • Beef

    Martin - you are a sick individual. Take a good look at yourself!

    Jan 20th, 2011 - 04:32 am 0
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