Tuesday, November 27th 2012 - 23:52 UTC

Peruvian president tells Argentine congress of its solidarity with the Malvinas issue

Peruvian president Ollanta Humala expressed solidarity with Argentina in the Malvinas Islands issue and said that “the problems of the region are common problems” for all countries.

Humala addressing Congress in Buenos Aires  (Photo: Telam)

Addressing the Argentine congress on Tuesday afternoon the Peruvian leader insisted that “in Latinamerica we are building a region of peace where we understand that the true enemies are inequality, poverty and corruption”, and then emphasized “we must continue united and nothing should divide us”.

Further on he added that “Peru and Argentina have a common history which signals the road to follow” and expressed his utmost respect for General Jose de San Martin who fought for the independence of the two countries.

Humala’s visit to Buenos Aires is part of a confidence building process from Argentina given the strained relations dating back to the mid nineties.

At the time Argentina made secret deliveries to Ecuador of arms and ordnance for its clashes with Peru over an ongoing border dispute, which in its previous chapter had Argentina as one of the four guarantors of the peace agreement.

The revelation was particularly painful for the Peruvians who not only felt betrayed but because during the Falklands conflict in 1982 then President Fernando Belaúnde had an active role in promoting a truce involving the UN, but also supplied Argentina with aircraft, missiles, arms, intelligence on Chile and even offered pilots.

Precisely a week before Humala’s visit the Argentine Air Force awarded the Peruvian Air Force the Merit to the Flag Medal to acknowledge all the support extended to Argentina during the Malvinas conflict.

The ceremony took place at the Argentine embassy in Lima with ample media coverage. The medal is awarded to those persons or institutions that go beyond the line of duty or basic international courtesy rules in promoting brotherly mutually beneficial relations.

“The Peruvian Air Force provided the ‘Malvinas Geste’ unconditional support through the delivery of means which were sent at the time despite the barriers of distance and hostile times”, were some of the official words at the ceremony attended by Peruvian Defence mi Peruvian president Ollanta Humala expressed solidarity with Argentina in the Falklands/Malvinas issue and said that “the problems of the region are common problems” for all countries.

Addressing the Argentine congress on Tuesday afternoon the Peruvian leader insisted that “in Latinamerica we are building a region of peace where we understand that the true enemies are inequality, poverty and corruption”, who then emphasized “we must continue united and nothing should divide us”.

Further on he added that “Peru and Argentina have a common history which signals the road to follow” and expressed his utmost respect for General Jose de San Martin who fought for the independence of the two countries.

Humala’s visit to Buenos Aires is part of a confidence building effort from Argentina given the strained relations dating back to the mid nineties.

At the time Argentina made secret deliveries to Ecuador of arms and ordnance for its clashes with Peru over an ongoing border dispute, which in its previous chapter had Argentina as one of the four guarantors of the peace agreement.

The revelation was particularly painful for the Peruvians since during the Falklands conflict in 1982 then President Fernando Belaúnde had an active role in promoting a truce but also supplied Argentina with aircraft, missiles and arms and even offered pilots.

Precisely a week before Humala’s visit the Argentine Air Force awarded the Peruvian Air Force the Merit to the Flag Medal to acknowledge all the support extended to Argentina during the Malvinas conflict.

The ceremony took place at the Argentine embassy in Lima with ample media coverage. The medal is awarded to those persons or institutions that go beyond the line of duty or basic international courtesy rules.

“The Peruvian Air Force provided the ‘Malvinas Geste’ unconditional support through the delivery of means delivered at the time despite the barriers of distance and hostile times”, were some of the official words at the ceremony attended by Peruvian Defence minister Pedro Cateriano and the top brass of the two air forces.
 

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1 Britworker (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:18 am Report abuse
What a load of boring bollocks!
2 surfer (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am Report abuse
Interesting, didn't realise Peru gave so much assistence to Argentina, and STILL got stabbed in the back via the Argentine support to Ecuador.

When will people learn how to handle this country of seemingly limitless duplicity?
3 Bongo (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:30 am Report abuse
My face aches due to yawning.
4 Pirate Love (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:51 am Report abuse
“Solidarity” really?? How?? oh you mean with just pleasing words like in 1982, right I got it, not feeling the love though!
5 andy65 (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:57 am Report abuse
Addressing the Argentine congress on Tuesday afternoon the Peruvian leader insisted that “in Latinamerica we are building a region of peace where we understand that the true enemies are inequality, poverty and corruption”, who then emphasized “we must continue united and nothing should divide us”.

LOL it's the leaders of these countrys who are to blame for the above
6 KFC de Pollo (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 01:20 am Report abuse
in Latinamerica we are building a region of peace where we understand that the true enemies are inequality, poverty and corruption

Corruption? Peru should ask Cristina where she got her millions from!
7 hans (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 01:35 am
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8 rob the argie (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:05 am
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9 Pirate Love (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 03:08 am Report abuse
@8 just to let your know your repeating yourself from other articles, first worrying sign of kirchnerism, id get that checked out could lead to chavism and it isnt looking so hot for him .

SELF DETERMINATION, dictators bitter pill.
10 Teaboy2 (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 05:50 am Report abuse
Lol trust argentina to issue a medal to peru for there support of argentinas junta!!!
11 Boovis (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 08:04 am Report abuse
@10: hilarious isn't it? They say they denounce the junta and it's actions, that the war wasn't anything to do with this new “democratic and forward thinking nation” but then hand out medals to anyone who supported it, issues coins commemorating their activities, and conveniently forgets that the UN at the time told them to get the fudge out of the islands. The same UN they go crying to every time things don't go their way. Pathetic.little.children.
12 Orbit (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 08:52 am Report abuse
Alternative headline:

“Peruvian president in Argentina seeking assurances that Peruvian assets there will not be included in the upcoming fire sale”.
13 Anbar (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 11:05 am Report abuse
“Peruvian president in Argentina seeking assurances that Peruvian assets there will not be included in the upcoming fire sale”.

QFT
14 lsolde (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 11:15 am Report abuse
What a snivelling little arse-wipe the Prune President is.
15 Trunce (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 11:20 am Report abuse
I've just locked Paddington in the cupboard. No more marmalade for him.
16 Conqueror (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:21 pm Report abuse
Nothing to be concerned about. Let's see now. Argieland stabs Peru in the back and then, 30 years later, hands out a little medal a week before the Peruvian president visits. I wonder if Peru really is as stupid as argieland thinks it is? And as stupid as argieland actually is.

The worrying thing about this article is that it is “malvinista-like”. With nothing else to say, it just repeats itself.
17 Condorito (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 01:11 pm Report abuse
13
Wonderfully cynical.

14
I wouldn’t worry about it. It is all just symbolic fence mending. Humala is doing a great job dragging Peru into the 21st century.

15
LOLZ

Peru sourced and supplied exocets to Argentina in addition to 10 Mirage 5. Peru’s support of Argie in the Falklands war was entirely derived from their animosity to Chile. Their designs over the north of Chile require support from Argie in the south. 1982 was their big opportunity. If the Argies had held the FIs, they would then have attacked southern Chile while Peru attacked from the north. I have heard, maybe Chicureo could shed some light, that as Chilean ships sailed south they were followed by a Peruvian sub. The sub was detected and sunk by a Chilean sub. The Peruvians never admitted the incident.
18 Simon68 (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:09 pm Report abuse
It is interesting that although the headline says “Peruvian president tells Argentine congress of its solidarity with the Malvinas issue”, in the body of the article it never actually states that he did!!!!

What he did say was “in Latinamerica we are building a region of peace where we understand that the true enemies are inequality, poverty and corruption”, which is rather ironica as standing next to him is Amado ”Printing press” Boudou and Mrs. Rokjes de Alperovich, two of the most corrupt functionaries in Argentina, also in Congress was Mr. Carlos Menem, who engineered the backstabbing arms deal with Ecuador. I'm sure poor Mr. Humala was very much on the qui vive!!!!!!
19 briton (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:35 pm Report abuse
Peru who
Is this not the stab in the backs, that supplied argentina before,

Peru is nothing but the toilet paper that is used by Hugo to send to CFK as Christmas hankies,
Full stop, end of , bla bla .
20 Britworker (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:38 pm Report abuse
It sounds like they have just made a very convenient stooge out if him for their own political ends, and he just stands there like a dumb ass waiting for his chocolate coin medal to get pinned on him. You've got to love South America.
21 Lau-wai (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 03:01 pm Report abuse
@17 Quite right you are...dont know about the sub incident though. Do you have any more information?
22 Idlehands (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 03:27 pm Report abuse
The sub incident was in 1976 rather than 1982 and was apparently called the Rimac
23 Raul (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:12 pm Report abuse
Thank you Peru!!

Entire Argentine people will never forget and always be grateful to the Republic of Peru for the solidarity and support for the just recovery of the Islands.
Peru is along with other Latin American countries Latin American support an example of the Cause Malvinas.
24 Idlehands (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:22 pm Report abuse
23 Raul

You need to get Venezuela and Ecuador on board next - then the whole world will stand up and listen.
25 ProRG_American (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:34 pm Report abuse
Peru, always true to the just cause.
26 Anbar (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:42 pm Report abuse
“”“Peru is along with other Latin American countries Latin American support an example of the Cause Malvinas.”“”

Doomed to failure?
27 Brit Bob (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 05:14 pm Report abuse
Peru, like the other South American countries with the exception of fellow Banana Republic, Venezuela, will have a good laugh when Argentina defaults and the IMF issue their 'Red Card' on 17th December.
28 Condorito (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 05:22 pm Report abuse
Raul,
Neither us nor the Peruvians care for your Falklands cause.
Peru acted in self interest. Peru only wanted to get Arica back and we wanted to remain safe from Argie aggression.

The Argie defeat was the best result for everyone. You should be happy.
- The Falklands kept their homes;
- you got rid of your murderous dictatorship;
- we avoided war with Argie and Peru.

If you had held the islands, Chile and Argentina would have gone to war and the loss of life would have been huge.
Remember the Chilean army doesn’t have a tradition of taking prisoners...ask the Peruvians.

@22
Thx.
29 Anbar (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 05:26 pm Report abuse
“”“”Peru, always true to the just cause.“””

OooooH! look! /random platitude

funny old thing, I know somebody else who does re-markedly similar Panda-postings like that! (BK)

GOTCHA! ¬_¬
30 Nostrolldamus The 2nd (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 06:08 pm Report abuse
@28

Why do the rest of South America perpetuate this story that Argentina is some sort of Germany that wanted to invade Uruguay, Southern Brazil,Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay...

Only Chile could have a legitimate gripe of that.

And the fall of the dictatorship had nothing to do with the war. The war was a symptom of the falling junta.
31 Condorito (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 06:14 pm Report abuse
#30
I was only making reference to Argie plans for Chile.

“And the fall of the dictatorship had nothing to do with the war. The war was a symptom of the falling junta.”

Yes it was a sympton, but victory would have been a temporary cure. The junta fell 3 days after surrender. Do you really think in case of Argie victory that the junta would have fallen in 3 days?

The celebrations alone would have lasted 3 days.
32 briton (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 07:00 pm Report abuse
Some on here thinks Peru is great for helping, and all of Argentina thanks them.

That’s the difference between indoctrination and education

, 28 Condorito
As he stated [Neither us nor the Peruvians care for your Falklands cause ]

23 needs to remove his anti British , western , American , mask,
And put a completely new face on the item..

.
33 ProRG_American (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 07:05 pm Report abuse
“Libertad cannot be embargoed”, says IMO in London.

www.telam.com.ar/nota/45400/
34 HansNiesund (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 07:24 pm Report abuse
@33

Reading comprehension test: is Pro_RGs conclusion supported by the text of the article?

”The International Maritime Organization (IMO) certified that the frigate Libertad is a military vessel and therefore it can not be seized, reported the ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro.

The test exhibited by the diplomatic showed that the frigate Libertad has no registration number defined for ships engaged in commercial activities as a warship.

The notification belies versions who said that is assigned an identification number and therefore IMO is a ship of services.

The agency, part of United Nations (UN) and headquartered in London, confirmed that “the IMO number 6125398 has never been assigned to this ship of war, or any other vessel.”

The notification supports the legality of Argentine arguments to the effect that, under international law of the sea, the frigate Libertad enjoys absolute immunity and can not be repossessed.

“It is worrying that some lawmakers and Argentine media spread false information that could hurt Argentina's situation against the greedy demands of vulture funds and against the national interest,” said Ambassador Castro, who is also the Permanent Representative of Argentina to IMO.

The frigate Libertad is retained in the port of Tema (Ghana) from October 2nd order NML Capital vulture fund.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry appealed to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, which convened hearings between the parties and gone tomorrow.
35 British_Kirchnerist (#) Nov 28th, 2012 - 11:12 pm Report abuse
Humala should learn from Cristina how to be a real people's champion...
36 Condorito (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 02:01 pm Report abuse
BK
Haha.
Your dislike of South Americans is contemptable. For the first time since the Inca Empire Peru is just starting to move in the right direction and you think they should throw that away. How stupid do you think they are. They have had more than their share of nut jobs thwarting them, the last thing on earth they need is a CFK.
AAA Numpty.
37 Raul (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 02:10 pm Report abuse
35 British_Kirchnerist

Completely agree, it's only a matter of time. He came to Argentina to learn from Cristina.

My E-mail: face1354@hotmail.com

28 and 36 Condorito

Remember that the Chilean army has no tradition of taking prisoners ... ask Peruvians.

Pathetic and unfortunate opinion.
You should worship Pinochet.
Fortunately the vast majority of the people of Chile brother not think like you.
Always remember the words of Juan Pablo II
”Let no one be under any illusion that the mere absence of war, even as desirable, is synonymous with a true peace. No true peace but comes with fairness, truth, justice, and solidarity.
38 andy65 (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 07:08 pm Report abuse
35 British_Kirchnerist
How do you feel when you see these headlinbes when the Chilean President visited London recently
Cameron and Piñera discuss Falklands, Antarctic cooperation and confirm close links

Visiting Chilean president Sabastian Piñera and PM David Cameron reaffirmed the two countries long standing close relations, pledged to increase trade and acknowledged their views on the Falkland Islands and the coming referendum during a meeting on Thursday at 10 Downing Street.

Argentina is extremely disliked by its neighbours paying Hitler Crsitina nothing but lip service and what she wants to hear-I'll let you know what the Peruvian president as to say when he stops by.

ARGENTINA ALWAYS THE VICTIM.
39 Fatso (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 07:25 pm Report abuse
KFC means Kentucky Fried Chicken
40 Condorito (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 10:08 pm Report abuse
37 Raul,
“You should worship Pinochet.”
Why? Do you worship Galtieri?

You missed the point.
In your post you praise Peru for providing support and weapons to Argentina, i.e. escalating a military conflict that (if the Brits hadn’t finished so quickly) could easily have escalated and involved lots of loss of life in our countries. I am not condoning Chilean slaughter of Peruvians, quite the opposite, I am pointing out that it happened and that if a conflict had erupted in 82 it could have happened again.

Hence, if you are against war and loss of life, you should thank the Brits for bringing a swift conclusion to histilities, not the Peruvians whose actions endangered the whole region.

“No true peace but comes with fairness, truth, justice, and solidarity.”

Right, so show some solidarity with the people who have lived in the FIs for generations and never threatend you, rather than those provided you with weapons of war.
41 Joe Bloggs (#) Nov 30th, 2012 - 12:09 am Report abuse
30 whatever name you're currently going by

Why does the West say bad things about Argentina? Wah wah!
Why does the US, UK and Europe say bad things about Argentina? wash wah!
Why does South America say bad things about Argentina? Wah wah!

You tell us.

Chuckle chuckle.

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