Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wishes the United Kingdom would agree to discuss the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) just like US, Cuba talked over their differences
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez voiced on Thursday her deep wish that the United Kingdom will agree to talk about sovereignty over the Malvinas (Falklands) Islands and celebrated the historical rapprochement between Cuba and the United States. Yesterday was the day of the peoples who do not give up, Fernandez was quoted as saying by the official Telam newsagency.
If the yanks took 53 years to admit that [Former Cuban revolutionary leader] Fidel Castro was right, how come they [the British] will not sit down and talk about something the entire world is calling for?, she wondered. You can't live in the western, civilised world and not abide by the resolutions of the United Nations, she added.
According to Infobae, Fernandez opened her speech by saying that perhaps some [other country] which is no longer as colossal as it used to be in the 19th century and ceased to be so altogether in the 20th, but continues to have this little colonialistic thing inside realises, please, and sits down to talk with us...
Fernandez also proposed that yesterday, the 17th of December, be declared the 'Day of the Dignity of The Peoples Who Don't Give Up' and recalled it was also the 78th birthday of Pope Francis, who was instrumental in brokering negotiations between Cuba and the United States.
The President gave her speech at the Pink House in Buenos Aires as she made a series of announcements regarding public works and capitalised on the opportunity to bring up a report by the International Labour Organization according to which Argentina is the country with the greatest wage equality in the region” together with Brazil.