Monday, January 28th 2013 - 19:00 UTC

“Fortress Falklands” Spanish version of G. Bound latest book launched in Uruguay

“Fortress Falklands, life under siege in Britain’s last outpost”, Graham Bound’s newest book on the subject of the Falkland Islands has been published in Spanish in Uruguay, allowing Argentines to, “learn a thing or two that might surprise them,” Graham told Penguin News this week.

The cover of ‘Fortaleza Falklands’ contains ‘a few surprises’ for the Argentines

Graham Bound hopes that the Spanish version will reach a good number of Argentines

Gustavo Güida Lansot, Director of Siglo Comunicación and a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, who has visited the Falklands in the past and knew Graham personally, took up the project of releasing the book in South America after the pair had communicated last year.

Gustavo, who attempted, but failed, to establish an air-link between Stanley and Montevideo in 1992 said having heard of the book, “I asked for the book, I received it, enjoyed it” and told him that I was interested in the subject.

“The next step was to make an agreement with Pen & Sword publishers in order to have the exclusive rights to make the Spanish version and commercialisation in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

“We obtained it and finally last week the book was ready and we made the first distribution in Punta del Este bookshops.”

Graham commented, “I’m very pleased about this development as it reaches a whole new readership for me, and one that has a natural interest in the Falklands. I hope that through publication in Uruguay in Spanish it will reach a good number of Argentines, which is important.”

He said the book was an attempt to show the Falklands as they are today, “in all their complexity, which is a million miles away from the way that the Argentine government would portray them. I think that Islanders emerge from the book as forward thinking, confident, and dynamic, notwithstanding the challenges they face. And because it is a piece of independent journalism, I think it’s believable.”
 

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1 briton (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 07:49 pm Report abuse
what a load of bollocks, and insulting,
they should be dragged over the coals for this and sued.

well ?
2 Anbar (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:19 pm Report abuse
...erm... who?... and ... why?
3 briton (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:19 pm Report abuse
[sorry]
Briton ya silly fool,
You miss read it,
It was abt good things not bad,
Yes im sorry, I miss read it.
Sorry guys,
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I think that Islanders emerge from the book as forward thinking, confident, and dynamic,

So just ignore number one, it was in genuine error, oops.

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4 agent999 (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:29 pm Report abuse
When will see the first public burning of this book ?
5 Tobers (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 08:50 pm Report abuse
Id be utterly amazed if this sells more than a 100 copies.
6 Escoses Doido (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 09:16 pm Report abuse
I find the title of the book somewhat misleading, especially to the audience its aimed at.
Its inferring the Falklands are the last British colony, which is not the case in 2013.
7 redpoll (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:25 pm Report abuse
Wel I would like a copy Graham. Shadows of your stay in Estancia L a Negra “Yes please”
8 Troneas (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:36 pm Report abuse
well, at least it acknowledges that it is a british outpost. most believable indeed.
9 Shed-time (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:37 pm Report abuse
@6 If you're talking about free association and using United Nations definitions then no, they're no longer a colony.

Get back to cleaning your wet trousers and wee socks. Thanks.
10 jeffski (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:56 pm Report abuse
Intresting.

www.penguin-news.com/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&id=491:are-islanders-the-mapuches-of-the-south-atlantic
11 Pirate Love (#) Jan 28th, 2013 - 10:59 pm Report abuse
who cares what any backward thinking argentines think before or even after reading this book they have no claim to the Falklands and the surrounding islands than any other country in the world has, something argentina likes to forget that the islands population will always have the right to...
SELF-DETERMINATION!!!!
3rd world translation: “autodeterminación”
12 Escoses Doido (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:06 am Report abuse
@9 Shed-time:
Thanks, - But I bet you would not have the balls to say that to my face.

Where are you by the way?

As in where are you located?
13 JB (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 12:42 am Report abuse
nice translation of the title
14 Shed-time (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 08:18 am Report abuse
@12 Of course I've got the balls to say it to your face. I'd say 'the UN definition of a territory being decolonised is based upon the territories choice to have amongst other things free association with the administering state' to any Argentinian's face; you can take that as a given.

The question is, do they have the cognitive capacity to understand the details of what is being said. And of course the answer there is no. They will simply rant on about 45 nullified or non-existent GA resolutions that say the UK should give the Falklands to a renegade evil fascist state.
15 falklandlad (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 09:26 am Report abuse
...to the doubters who attempt to portray another image of the modern Falklands, rush and purchase and accept the book as an attempt to show the Falklands as they are today, “in all their complexity, which is a million miles away from the way that the Argentine government would portray them. I think that Islanders emerge from the book as forward thinking, confident, and dynamic, notwithstanding the challenges they face”. Now that does say it all. Believe!
El Think, if you are following, send me your mailing address, so I can send you a personal copy.
16 Anbar (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 10:28 am Report abuse
erm.. Shed-Time, your kinda off the rails, no reason at all to have a pop @ Crazy. Ease-off there.

Also, I happen to agree with him that the title is a bit weird.
17 Tobers (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 11:24 am Report abuse
The title isnt wierd. Its just marketing to get Argentines/anti anglos to buy the book as it deliberately plays up on the 'militarization' theme
18 Gustbury (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:13 pm Report abuse
SELFDETERMINATION!? INTRUDERS SHAMELESS
19 briton (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 01:32 pm Report abuse
British falklanders=SELFDETERMINATION!?

Argentine, CFK = INTRUDERS SHAMELESS
20 Idlehands (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 02:35 pm Report abuse
12 Escoses Doido

Are you flexing your biceps and pretending to be hard at your keyboard??

What a muppet.
21 Conqueror (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 03:26 pm Report abuse
@18 Indeed you are. As a member of a population of murderers, genocides and war criminals, would you like to execute yourself? Or should we come down to do it because you're such cowards?
22 LouisFod (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 04:46 pm Report abuse
Falklands may develop so much in one hundred years they will end up capable to overrule argentina. The chance argentina has to develop in the short term is to be a British colony
23 briton (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:12 pm Report abuse
Argentina a British colony,
mmmmmm
Sounds nice,
But,
A massive drain on our economy, think of the billions it would cost, just to bring them up to basic standard.

mmmm
To dear we thinks ??
24 DanyBerger (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:36 pm Report abuse
Date please when Argentina will become a colony of UK.
That day I will setup a Kebab and pyjamas factory to become rich.
25 briton (#) Jan 29th, 2013 - 07:58 pm Report abuse
That day I will setup a Kebab and pyjamas factory to become rich

proberbly arround the year 3765AD,
but dont hold us to that.lol
26 DanyBerger (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 02:39 am Report abuse
BTW what size are you?

Do you think that sleepers with the point rolled up will be a good business also?
27 redpoll (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 03:27 am Report abuse
@26 Dunny squatter I think outsize lav seats would be more your line of business
28 Musky (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 09:49 am Report abuse
@4 Agent99
Nice one!

I did here Salmon Rushdie was penning a similar book.
29 DanyBerger (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 10:40 am Report abuse
@redpoll

can you tell me WTF means “outsize lav seats” but in English please?
Expression from the countryside perhaps?
A toilette in the middle of nowhere perhaps?

definition please...
30 redpoll (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 12:45 pm Report abuse
Ask snotty. He can look itup in his thesaurus. Still might be a good opening for you
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32 Pete Bog (#) Jan 30th, 2013 - 11:05 pm Report abuse
@24
“Date please when Argentina will become a colony of UK.”

Not a colony of the UK, a province of an independent Falkland Islands, by 2113.

Or at least Patagonia will jump ship to become part of a prosperous society (as oppossed to a bankrupt one as will happen).

Ushaia ruled from Stanley.

Cool.
33 Musky (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 08:03 am Report abuse
@DanyB
outsized lav seats - lavatory seat for very large bum (bottom, behind, backside etc).
34 DanyBerger (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 09:07 am Report abuse
@Pete Bog

O that would be really funny.

Then could we ask for self D?

Could we be allowed to call your head of state Cretina of Botox Queen?

Do we have to use Pyjamas, eat kebabs and drive to the left?

Language, we will be allowed to speak other languages or we all have to learn englihsssssssss?

Tell me more please how will be Argentina under kelper rule. Would you please?

@Musky

Oh! Well may be would be a good business after all if you invade Argentina.

Outsized lav seats for sale for just 10 quids made in Argentina colony of Falkland Islands super power...

Ha ha
35 redpoll (#) Jan 31st, 2013 - 12:04 pm Report abuse
A little jingle for Danny new dunny business
This bloody toilet is no good at all
The seat is too high and the hole is too small

To which one can add the obvious retort
Your rs is too big and your legs are too short
36 ynsere (#) Feb 02nd, 2013 - 07:23 pm Report abuse
Brits, don't let Argentina into the Commonwealth. They'll be a basket case for ever.
37 Pete Bog (#) Feb 03rd, 2013 - 01:37 pm Report abuse
@34
“Then could we ask for self D?”

Yes, democracy is allowed by the Brits- But if Patagonia wanted independence that's better than being part of Argentina.

“Could we be allowed to call your head of state Cretina of Botox Queen?”

Yes, us Brits unlike some arrogant Argentines, can take a joke.

“Do we have to use Pyjamas, eat kebabs and drive to the left?”

Not if you don't want to. (Falkland Islands =democratic and listens to electorate). If you are used to driving on the right it would be stupid and expensive to change (this would be a result of common practical sense which FIG possesses and the Argentine government members don't).

“Language, we will be allowed to speak other languages or we all have to learn englihsssssssss?”

Spanish or English if you like, as it was the language of your European colonialists (as the Falkland Islands are a multi-cultural race)

“Tell me more please how will be Argentina under kelper rule. Would you please?”

1/- No state control of newspapers and no apoplexy if the newspapers wrote something that FIG disagreed with.
2/-The economy would be run properly without Patagonia getting into debt (Patagonia would therefore be more popular in the world(than Argentina) and more countries would trust them to do business with whilst the rest of Argentina loses out)).
3/-No BOUGHT/BRIBED elections.
4/-A more valuable currency (unless you insisted on keeping the peso).
5. More secure as the RAF. Royal Navy and an expanded FIDF /Patagonian Defence Force would be used to replace the joke that is the Argentine armed forces-therefore no one would mess with Patagonia.
6. The education would be of a higher standard with Patagonians flown free to study at UK Universities, rather than be subject to the educationally substandard Nazi/Soviet style indoctrination forced upon children now.
7. The local indigenous population (if any left) would be allowed self autonomy.
I'll continue my list later as I'm running out of text. :-)
38 row82 (#) Feb 06th, 2013 - 02:45 pm Report abuse
Please support this page - Falklands Forever British - dedicated to Falkland Islands current affairs, keeping the islands free and poking fun at the lunacy of the Argentine government and their various claims and winding up their Internet trolls - www.facebook.com/truthfk

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