Monday, October 8th 2012 - 23:36 UTC

Americas’ defense ministers’ summit rejects addressing Falklands’ issue

Argentina’s intention of having the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty issue included in the agenda of the Americas Defense ministers’ conference currently taking place in Uruguay was rejected, mainly because of the positions from the US, Canada and several Caribbean states.

Uruguayan Defence minister Fernandez Huidobro addressing the conference

The issue had been debated by an ad hoc committee during the weekend by South American countries on the initiative from Argentina with the purpose of creating “a peace zone in the South Atlantic”.

“These are formal issues but also make, somehow to the essence of the real issues” said laconically Uruguayan Deputy Defense minister Jorge Menendez and pro-tempore secretary of the Xth Ministers of Defense from the Americas Conference which is being held under strict security measures in the Atlantic seaside resort of Punta del Este.

Among the participants of the conference is US Secretary of Defense and former CIA chief Leon Panetta who agreed with Uruguayan authorities to upgrade a bilateral accord on defense cooperation dating back to 1953.

“The agreement will modernize the framework for a future cooperation in defense between the US and Uruguay” said the Pentagon spokesperson George Little following a meeting of Panetta with Uruguay’s defense minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro.

“Uruguay is crucial partner of the US in defence affairs”, said Little.

At the opening ceremony Minister Fernandez Huidobro called for world peace and criticized the Inter-American defence system as outdated and belonging to another era.

“I belong to a generation that was born and grew up under the nuclear threat and current technology can destroy in seconds any vestige of life on the planet” said Fernandez Huidobro who added that the Inter American Defence Board created in 1942, the same year he was born, “is an old institution, as I’m old and was born at a time when very ugly things were happening in the world”.

But nowadays there are two worlds, “the rich and the poor, but these two spheres have left behind the old concept of prosperous north and underdeveloped south”.

“There is no longer a south versus a north, because in the south there is a north and in the north there is a south; no offence but we could think about the Bronx”, said the Uruguayan official.

The Uruguayan minister identified economic inequality “as the great problem underlying and over flying all the other problems and, all the military in the world are not going to be enough to solve it” because it is not, and can not be, a military problem”.

He questioned the global financial system as one of the greatest “trans-national delinquency organizations worse than those trafficking drugs, weapons, people, human organs, toxic residues and terrorism”.

“There is no better and greater product to which we must be committed than to peace, trans-national, national, hemispheric and world peace”.

Finally if Uruguay is the world’s main contributor per capita to peace missions “it is because there is war or has been…and huge military spending”, said the minister.

Besides Leon Panetta and Fernandez Huidobro, other ministers include Peter McKay from Canada; Guillermo Galván, Mexico; Brazil, Celso Amorim; Argentina, Arturo Puricelli; Chile, Andres Allmand; Ecuador, Rodrigo Carvajal; Juan Carlos Pinzón, Colombia; Pedro Cateriano, Peru; Maria Liz Garcia, Paraguay and Jean Rodolphe from Haiti. Venezuela sent a delegate but not with formal Defence representation.

The official agenda includes natural disasters, peace missions and hemispheric security.

The next conference is to be held in Peru, and the following in Jamaica. The previous defence ministers’ conference took place in Bolivia.

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1 briton (#) Oct 08th, 2012 - 11:44 pm Report abuse
Once again the mighty CFK has made herself look stupid, and humiliates her country once again.

You can’t tell other countries to demilitarise,and their land or the water around it,

Were would it end
Mexico demanding the USA de militarise the pacific and the gulf of Mexico and tell her to disarm,

Japan telling china, to disarm and demilitarise the south china seas.

We know, the UN telling Iran or Syria to demilitarise the middle east.
Please CFK go home and re charge ya plastics the drips are showing….lol.

2 brit abroad (#) Oct 08th, 2012 - 11:48 pm Report abuse
but i thought the whole world was on the RG's side???????

I dont understand? The Malvinista trolls told me several times that the whole world was supporting their claim!

I feel i have been lied to :-((
3 Conor J (#) Oct 08th, 2012 - 11:54 pm Report abuse
Ha ha ha h aha ha ha Falklands for Ever British!
4 Teaboy2 (#) Oct 08th, 2012 - 11:57 pm Report abuse
Lol CFK will be spitting botox.
5 redpoll (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:45 am Report abuse
What a load of dipspeak rubbish from dips on a freeby to Punta. But read between the lines. Dont think Cristina will like it
6 Lord Ton (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 03:37 am Report abuse

Another year ! Will there be a Resolution ?? We'll know tomorrow maybe :-)
7 slattzzz (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 04:19 am Report abuse
Why? Because everybody is fed up listening to her whinging, even her own are now saying she is using the Falklands to deflect from internal problems, something everyone knew all along, silly cow. Military exercises are a provocation, militerizing the South Atlantic, etc etc. All this shit coming from her Botoxed mouth whilst HER NEIGHBOURS build up and modernise thier armed forces, whilst Rgenweener sits firmly in the 80's, well good luck NOT
8 Santa Fe (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:04 am Report abuse
ahhh a troll free article , wonder why????

haha the world supports us , its a global issue jajajajajaja
9 mastershakejb (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 09:22 am Report abuse
Private conversation between Hillary Clinton and Cristina on telephone (Cristina's not worth making the time to see in person for Hillary, and not even worth Obama's time to call):
Cristina: “so we have your support on the Malvinas?”
Clinton: “seriously, what drugs are you on?”
10 Boovis (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 09:28 am Report abuse
As Argentina has a lovely history of not getting on with it's neighbours or supporting others who might attack them, has anyone thought that the rest of SA supports Argentina because they secretly want to see them get their arse kicked by the UK? “oh, no, did you? We're so sorry...” one threat gone overnight and they know they might shut up for another 10 years afterwards.
11 Room101 (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 09:49 am Report abuse
The Falklanders are now well on their way to economic independence and their formal declarations and presentations around the world have largely been accepted.
Argentina's government is seen as anachronism; curiously colonial.
That is why their claims are ignored except for some diplomatic platitudes that are intended to sooth a neighbour's quite unnecessary and often irritating noises. The Democratic approach.
CFK has thrown her rattle out of her pram, and although she keeps crying for it, no one will pick it up for her. There. there...
12 malen (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 09:53 am Report abuse
Argentina colonial....jaajajajajajaja hahahahahahahahaha in your dreamsssssssssssssssssssssss and who says this?????????? UK, jajajajajaj, hahahahahahahaah
13 slattzzz (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:03 am Report abuse
nice adult response Malen back to your playgroup there's a good boy. You can just see all thier faces as soon as putridjelly starts,
oh no....... FFS here we go again!!!!!
14 Conqueror (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:25 am Report abuse
@12 Yeah.. That's right, dummy. Colonial. And imperialist. But now the whole world knows you for what you are. Belligerent - as you attempt, unsuccessfully, to destroy the economy of the Falklands in contravention of the UN Charter. Cheating - as you continue to fail to pay off your debts and even ignore judgements against you. Deceitful - as you lie about everything, including the Falklands, your economy and your “dollar clamp”. Genocidal - as you refuse to admit all your many crimes. Imperialist - as you continue to attempt, unsuccessfully, to seize territory on which you have only ever been trespassers. Ignorant - as you are incapable of recognising when you have been caught out. Rogue - because you refuse to recognise legal judgements, quote “laws” that don't exist, ignore international law, ignore your own “constitution”. Vicious - as exemplified by the 1982 invasion of a group of peaceful islands, by your murder of tens of thousands of indigenous people, by your intention to forcibly depopulate the Falklands. Undemocratic - by your illegitimate actions toward Paraguay, your intention to invade Chile, the attempt to set up a dynasty in place of democracy. And so many other things that make you the scum of the earth. Other words like corrupt, dishonourable, grasping, greedy, immature, mendacious, pathetic, queer, racist, xenophobic, all apply to argieland.
15 GALlamosa (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:35 am Report abuse
Where's the text that supports the headline please Merco ?
16 ChrisR (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:37 am Report abuse
At least Uruguay are getting closer to the US, which should mean further away from the clutches of TMBOA.
17 gustbury (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 11:55 am Report abuse
Only sudamerica matter, the rest does not count, are also a threat!!!!!!
18 Zethee (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:22 pm Report abuse
“These are formal issues but also make, somehow to the essence of the real issues”


Yeah, they have REAL issues to deal with. Unlike the falklands. Which is clearly just a formality to shut Argentina up.
19 Clyde15 (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:25 pm Report abuse
If we say it, it must be true !!!!!
20 gustbury (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:30 pm Report abuse
Everyone has problems, you have to pedophilia and alcoholism i islands.Dont be hipocrit,everyone has problems!!!!!! or not?
21 redpoll (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:44 pm Report abuse
Mr Gustbury. Suggest you bury your own farts in your own sofa rather than permeating thier stench on this site
22 gustbury (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 12:49 pm Report abuse
21 redpoll ( # )-Dont be affraid you can tellus your problems too!!I assure you that we will not laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23 Britworker (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 01:01 pm Report abuse
Reminiscent of previous conferences, clearly not a regional issue worth discussing at these gatherings. Argentina are making fools if themselves on the world stage with this issue, now that her own people are starting to publicly state she is using this as a deflection from their masssive economic problems. Do they not realise that if they can't even get the issue raised in a South American defence conference, what chance does she have with the wider world. The whole issue is starting to bore people.
24 Pete Bog (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 01:53 pm Report abuse
“Only sudamerica matter, the rest does not count, are also a threat!!!!!!”

One minute Argentina screams 'it's a global issue' then when they don't get the overwhelming gobal support they claim, they fall introspectively into an 'only South America counts' position.

No wonder other countries reciprocate by telling you 'we support your position over the Falklands' and then go on naval exercises including the UK.

25 M_of_FI (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 01:56 pm Report abuse
Senior Gusts, Argentina's is rabid nationalism that blinds the people from your very critical and immediate internal problems. Your President capitalises on this by mentioning Britain and the Falklands to distract.

Argentina's economy is declining, inflation is rife, dollars are banned, foreign investment is declining and the state is snatching businesses from the private sector. It is a downward spiral and you are blinded by nationalism over some islands. Get a grip. But tell us all again how wonderfully positive Argentina's current and future positions are. Go on, I am listening.
26 Simon68 (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 01:58 pm Report abuse
Let's enumerate CFK's diplomatic successes of the last few months:

1) She's had her flagship impounded for debt.
2) She was made to look an idiotic autocrat by students at Georgetown an Harvard.
3) She didn't get the FI question incorporated in the final statement in Colombia.
4) She didn't get the FI question incorporated in the final statement in Peru.
5) She didn't get the FI question incorporated in the final statement in Uruguay.

As one can see the taxes which we pay to our avaricous government are very well spent as far as foreign policy is concerned (just in case anyone needs a hint, I'm being sarcastic).
27 redpoll (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 02:28 pm Report abuse
@22 No gust. I aint got no problems,but my dog has.
I have a dog whose name is Clarence
Each time he craps he loses his balance....
I would be entertained to see if you have a solution to that problem
28 Islander1 (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 03:06 pm Report abuse
Malen - what else is Colonialism - that when a Governemt or a Nation takes over a people an dtheir homes against their wishes and makes them live under a Govt they did not elect?
That is what your President wants to do to us- COLONIALIZE us!!!!!

PS - dont forget- we have formally through your Embassy in London offerred to sit and talk with Buenos Aires across the table -- Why is there still No Answer from your President after several months now?

Who is being the Hipocrit in saying all she wants to do is sit and talk!!!!
She clearly does not want to!!!!
29 Santa Fe (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 04:00 pm Report abuse
24.. Summed up well, they pay lip service then go shopping with their dollar to buy uk ships and join in on naval exercises. Oh how crap it must be to be an RG troll.
30 GFace (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 04:19 pm Report abuse
@28 “dont forget- we have formally through your Embassy in London offerred to sit and talk with Buenos Aires across the table -- Why is there still No Answer from your President after several months now?”

Welcome to 21rst century conflict management. Dysfunctional person A raises a stink by leaning on person F so as to get person U in a position to acknowledge and “validate” A because F would rather work with U because A is a jerk and A blames U because U is less of a jerk than A to work for.

A has been incessantly harassing F, often by passive aggressive means but once she went totally crazy and squatted F's cubicle for a week and when U came to help F when he came back in town from travel, she vandalized it rendering parts of his workspace unusable to this day. A blames U for happened and when confronted what she did says that she was on meds that week. However, no one is really buying it since she has pictures celebrating her little adventure on proud display in her desk and frequently says she wants to do it again but U is bullying her by doing nothing more than sticking up for F.

The people in A's section at the office know that to get any work out of A they have to pander to A and therefore have to pretend that A's beef with F and U is valid, not work with F, but enjoy a good working relationship with U so A takes it out on F more still.

Did I mention that A fancies herself as being in a workplace-protected classification (though jerks are not covered by anti-discrimination law) she cries harassment, sexism and racism whenever someone doesn't give her what she wants?

U agrees to talk with A but insists that F be at the table to make F's stance to A very very clear that F is sick of A and likes U better, but A screams “you just don't get it!”

(Guess who has had to deal with this sort of thing before :-0) Working at an all-girls middle school or a daycare center is better. But of course in the real world, you can fire A!
31 Conqueror (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 06:01 pm Report abuse
@17 I'm sure your “friends” around the world will be glad to hear that! But then you don't really have “friends”, do you? Just countries that mutter something to keep you quiet.
@20 You have more problems than that. You're effectively broke. Your currency is only good as toilet paper. You're queer. You're full of druggies, paedos, murderers. You're losers and cowards.
@30 Happy choice of letters. Do they stand for F**k U All? Or just F**k U argies?
32 Trunce (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 06:39 pm Report abuse
Argie diatribe has been recognised for what it is.... Distraction. LatAm, is starting to yawn also.zzzzzzzzzzz
33 Pugol-H (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:03 pm Report abuse
So much for this being “not just a regional but a global issue”.

No support for Argentina’s colonial ambitions outside SA, varying degrees of support from inside SA.

An important defeat for Argentinian diplomacy on this issue.
34 briton (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:04 pm Report abuse
For only the envious shout and spit insults,

And the jealous ,,green with envy throws distraction to cover up their own mess.

You very badly need a remedy [fast]

May we suggest a new leader?
Hopefully a person who has something between its ear holes, and not its nose.??

35 toooldtodieyoung (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 07:37 pm Report abuse
“There is no longer a south versus a north, because in the south there is a north and in the north there is a south”

Is it Really THAT simple?

Here we have a man who knows stuff. KFC would do well to listen to him, listen and act on what he has got to say.

But, alas, I don't think that she will and it will be a case of another day, another humiliation.

26 Simon68

You've got to laugh though.......right?
36 malen (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 09:21 pm Report abuse
look who came to visit us (mirá quien vino a visitarnos...........chuick chuick)
It is difficult we have to play against great teams of our region and going to play in Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, ejem ejem, cof cof, of Mendoza google if it doesnt appear
37 briton (#) Oct 09th, 2012 - 10:39 pm Report abuse
we no have to google it,
you translate as

losers play loser,
and the losers lose...
38 GFace (#) Oct 10th, 2012 - 02:50 pm Report abuse
@31 what is really sad is that not only is the scenario I witness and partially experienced (plenty of years and two zipcodes ago) are uncomfortably analogous to the topic at hand but a two of the initials match too! What is the line about History repeating itself as tragedy and farce? But “A” was contained very early on, but also through the whole thing “A” couldn't understand why no one saw things exactly as she did and why the support she got was only “ceremonial” before the final intervention finally happened. Fortunately no desks were vandalized in the drama I experienced.
39 Pete Bog (#) Oct 10th, 2012 - 05:16 pm Report abuse
“Argentina colonial”

Yes Malen, and imperialist.
40 briton (#) Oct 10th, 2012 - 06:11 pm Report abuse
watch it, Susie usa is on the war path again,
Adorable and now [ 3 SusanBoyle_loves(a)yankee (#) ]

She is envy with jealousy,
41 Clyde15 (#) Oct 10th, 2012 - 09:20 pm Report abuse
You can play in a “Malvinas” stadium anywhere in Argentina, or the moon if you so wish, but you will never get to play in the Falklands.

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