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Falklands' makes its debut among Argentine fans in the America Cup

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The America Copa (Cup) currently being played in Chile, and the region's national teams main football competition, has not been without incidents. The one that has attracted most headlines, so far, was the host's leading squad player, Arturo Vidal who went on public television to apologize for drunk driving after crashing his Ferrari. Read full article

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  • Skip

    Yawn!

    Children playing at being fascists. Amazing how popular the junta is now in the 21st century.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Just shows what a purile bunch of spiteful losers the Argys are. Viva Chile!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    What a juvenile gesture! Still soccer fans the world over are the same!

    I bet that when the Rugby World Cup is held in England in a few months' time there will be no such behaviour from any supporters - even the supporters of the Pumas!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    It's easy. Chile can just ban Argentine fans from entering the country in the name of security.

    I guarantee that if the situation was reversed and Chilean fans were singing stupid songs about Argentina, then Argentina would be screaming to the world about how Chile is 'picking' on them.

    Things like this do really make Argentina look like weak, pathetic and jealous fools.

    Even though it's childish I wonder if the Chilean fans will respond with a song about how Argentina 'glorious' forces ran like cowards from the British, and how Argentina's 'glorious' forces still sh!t themselves because 1,200 British troops are based over 400 miles away from Argentina's shores, armed with short range missiles, four fighter aircraft, and one patrol vessel (that isn't even always on station). They could even add a verse about Argentina's 'glorious' leader always being on her knees servicing any passing dictator that will mumble a few nonsense words about the Falklands.

    But then I doubt the Chileans would stoop to something like that, and Argentina's failings are so obvious that even a blind man, in a dark room, in the middle of a solar eclipse, can see them.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @5 “Chile can just ban Argentine fans from entering the country in the name of security.” Nooooo. I know some Chileans that are making a pretty penny from the visiting Argentines. Let them come and take their money - what they have left.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @3 Gordo

    Ain't that the truth, an acquaintance of mine is a copper in Leicester, and he spends every Saturday afternoon shift in the seasons hoping to be one of the five police officers assigned to the Tigers (rugby) game (a duty which generally consists of giving people directions to/from the stadium or the station, and helping the cheerful drunks back on to the right trains afterwards) rather than the fifty-odd assigned to the Foxes (Leicester City FC) game, despite the two crowds being about the same size.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Buzzsaw

    Argentina just love to set themselves up to be ridiculed, Chilean fans could have hours of fun with this.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    Bitter and twisted yet they still go to the Chileans begging for support

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    You're a chicken..You're a snitch ..You're United Kingdoms bitch la la la la..la la la la la...
    Opps and a version for Terry Hill
    Your a chicken..Your a snitch ..Your United Kingdoms bitch la la la la..la la la la la...

    ....you know the tune....

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    I hope HMG's ambassador to Chile is on the job like he was in 2012 :

    ' Jon Benjamin inadvertently waded into the long standing diplomatic dispute when he accidentally published a gloating message that he claims he had meant to send privately to a friend.

    The tweet made reference to a lewd terrace chant sung by Chilean fans to their South American neighbours when the two national football sides meet.

    The chant “Argentinos, maricones, les quitaron las Malvinas pork huevones” loosely translates as “Argentines, gays, they took the Falklands off you because you are cowards”.

    Seemingly pleased at securing a ticket to watch the World Cup qualifying match between Chile and Argentina on Tuesday night, the diplomat tweeted in Spanish: “Which islands did they take off you and for being what? Perhaps I’ll discover the answer at the national stadium on Tuesday? I’ve already got my ticket.” '

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/9611250/Britains-ambassador-to-Chile-angers-Argentina-after-Falkland-Islands-cowards-tweet.html

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Just shows how Thick and pathetic Argies are! Chile has got 4-5 times the military clout that Argentina has any day! Any silly Argie attempt to cross the frontier would result in Chileans a few days later on the Atlantic beaches!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Buzzsaw

    Actually voice, the Terry Hill version would be ..
    Your chicken, your snitch, your United Kingdom Bitch.
    Doesn't make a lot of sense though does it voice.
    You are (or you're) getting confused between a possessive adjective and a contraction.
    It was explained in the other thread.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Hope Chile wins the Copa America.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    The Chileans will sing back in kind, Maricones argentinos, que perdió las Islas Malvinas, ya que son un montón de idiotas mudos
    Argentine faggots, you lost the Malvinas Islands because you’re a bunch of dumb assholes

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    You're a snake...You're a grass...licking Maggie Thatchers's ass.. la la la la..la la la..la la

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @ Voice
    Perhaps we should have backed Galtieri. I am sure our cowardly cousins would have thanked us for that.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Rgs have arrested development.

    Never grow up, never take responsibility

    Sad place

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    But why not mention that Arturo Vidal was drunk crashed his Ferrari and challenged the Carabinero to arrest him as he would have all Chile against him...

    Self importance much.

    Chile is nowbody without Argentine coaches.

    But its cool Vidal is a fine example of a contributing Northern Italian Chilean community... Its true, Chicureo said so.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Chicureo...I think people were tired of his nonsense and he's been sent to Coventry...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    9 Voice, Vestige, Think et al
    Of course you could give us a rendition of your own sore-ass swan-song “I'm a loser and I'm not what I appear to be...”

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    What's the tune...and I'll give it a shot...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alberto Bertorelli

    #16 Heil Galtieri. Whoops. Heil Mussolini

    Italianos maka da best singers

    What a mistaka to maka

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Chicureo...says that our football players are just like many Latin American athletes that let fame go to their heads. People here are very disgusted with Vidal and because his wife was injured in the accident, he will be eventually punished. DUI laws here in Chile last year were toughened to the point and nicknamed “the law of Taliban”. Vidal will probably nor go to jail, but will pay enormous legal fees and receive a suspended sentence. The shock last night was Colombia beating Brazil and the red card...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Chicureo...says that our football players are just like many Latin American athletes that let fame go to their heads.......

    And you would think they have ever won anything like Argentina,Uruguay and Brazil.

    Stop liying, just for once.... Chiles players have always being undiciplined, drunk and fussy. It only changed in Bielsa's days somewhat. And Borghi had run into the same conclusion in November 2011

    Antes de un decisivo partido contra Colombia, en noviembre de 2011, cinco futbolistas retornaron tarde y mal a la concentración de Pinto Durán, después de disfrutar de una fiesta de bautismo en su día libre. Entre ellos, junto con Valdivia, Beausejour, Jara y Carmona, estaba, cómo no, Arturo Vidal.

    La respuesta de Borghi, entonces, fue contundente. “Hubo jugadores que llegaron en un estado no adecuado. Mostraban signos evidentes de haber consumido alcohol. Fueron desafectados. Yo podría haberme hecho el gil, tapar esto y jugar estos dos partidos y luego de seis meses, ver. Pero no podía hacer eso, no podría ni haberme visto en el espejo.”

    http://canchallena.lanacion.com.ar/1802786-por-que-sampaoli-no-actuo-como-borghi

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    CD
    That is his point. Vidal has let his own over inflated importance of himself go to his head.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Anyway, despite the car accident, Chile has done a decent job so far in hosting the cup. Hotels, restaurants, wine tours, are all reporting a booming business.

    The best players we have in Chile, preform their skills in the Central Bank and have won the title of achieving the most financially stable as well as well managed in Latin America. We also have produced some very fine tennis players...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Well said Chicureo.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @15. Then there's ”You're a wank.....you're a cunt.....have you ever had a point? Dum -te- dum-di-dum-te-dum!
    @21. Oh no. Since it's you, WE'LL give it a shot. Perhaps several thousand shots. Aimed at YOU.
    @24. You haven't forgotten that your much-lauded south american players CHEAT, have you? Nobody has forgotten Handball of Coke Maradona. What a shame the England team didn't forget 'sportsmanship' and kick his balls off. What a shame that no-one trod on his face. In the latest photo I've seen, he could have a cigar poking in his ass. Burning end first, I hope.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Yes, the main bad person and football player world know is the dishonest, alcoholic and drug addict Maradona.....don´t you remember he was the one that goal scored with his hand help, was punished because his drug positive test after a world cup game, ever seen drunk and family violence praticioner.....
    With that simple we don´t need nothing more.....Compared to that carachter Mr. Vidal, as drive drinking with car chrahs guilty, is just a nun´s boy......

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    ”Because you're chicken, a snitch and a whistleblower, you turned as in during the war because you're chicken”

    And the Argy fans seem to forget they were stupid enough to take on a NATO power, that they were threatening to invade Chile at the time, and what's that about being a chicken?

    Have the Argies forgotten the thousands of white flags that went up in the Falklands ? After they were attacked on good defensive positions that the Brits would have held onto? But hold on, according to Argentine logic the running away and waving the white (national) flags is a symbol of bravery...er Ok.

    To which the Chilean fans will no doubt allude.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 03:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    soccer?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Hmmmmmmmmmm............

    Pinochetista, decime que se siente...
    Nos vendiste en la guerra por cagón...
    Por acá no vengas más, ojalá te tape el mar...
    Que te ayuden los Ingleses a nadar...

    Pinochetista, decime qué se siente..
    que estés tapado por el mar...
    te juro que aunque pasen los años...
    nunca nos vamos a olvidar...

    Que San Martín te liberó..., y que vos sos un traidor...
    te entregaste a los ingleses por cagón...
    Por acá no vengas más..., ojalá te tape el mar...
    Que te ayuden los Ingleses a nadar...

    El Belgrano ya se hundió, porque vos sos un botón...
    vende patria la P÷×# que te P@#$ó...”

    A bit harsh..., but not a untruth word written here...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #30 Pete

    As you know, late 70s was a tense time in Chile and with the exception of our well trained army, we did not have an Air Force or Navy strong enough to defeat the invading forces in the south. (The ARA even had an aircraft carrier at that time.)
    It was very easy for Pinochet to offer whatever aid Baroness Thatcher needed.
    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    El Belgrano ya se hundió, porque vos sos un botón...

    “but not a untruth word written here...”

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .....

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (34) Hermanito Shileno...
    Not an untruth word written...:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/sinking-the-belgrano-the-pinochet-connection-7609047.html

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Quite stupid article trying to fuel hate between argentine and chilean people.

    It seems to me that some islanders are a little bit frustrtated with Chile becuase of its vote in the last OAS summit.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 04:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @36 As opposed to every other year for how many decades where the talking shop that is the OAS passed the same gas?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @37

    If so.. what's the point of using the rude and stupid screams of a soccer field to trigger an argument in this forum?

    By the way the arguments and the hatred posts here speak about those who wrote them....

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @36
    From reports I've heard of Argentina vs Chile football matches, there seems to be no external provocation that gets the rival fans going.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @35
    Yes Think. But thanks to Pinochet's position half the Argie airforce had to stay home, so you can thank him that only half the Argie airforce is at the bottom of the Atlantic.

    You should thank him for his role in the defeat of Galtieri rather than wish the sea upon the innocents.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    This is silly article as today Chile supports Argentina in its dispute with The UK over the Falkland/Malvinas dispute.....the rest is history.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (40) Hermanito Shileno...

    In all my years on this valle de lágrimas..., I NEVER met an innocent Pinochetista...

    Have you?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @42
    Think, the sea was not that selective last time I fled a Tsunami.

    @38 pgerman
    Here in La Serena where the Argie team is based, the fans have been very well behaved.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @43

    I visited Chile some times. Torres del Paine and Santiago and I was always been very well treated. But soccer hoolligans are usually stupid and trouble makers.....

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @pgerman
    There hasn't been any hooliganism so far.

    http://diarioeldia.cl/articulo/policial/carabineros-valora-comportamiento-turistas-serena

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (43) Hermanito Shileno

    And which was the Country that helped your Country most immediately after the quake/tsunami?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    @45
    I'm glad to hear that.

    @46
    Let's just put a stop to provocations.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    @46

    And which was the dictator that helped your country rid you of your dictator?

    ....
    Anyway old man, perhaps it wasn't your intention to give tacit approval to the call to drown Chileans or to condemn the man who shortened Galtieri's career. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt today. Here is one for you from the valle de lágrimas ....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh03Tq_fAUA

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #45 Condorito

    Yes, everywhere crowds have been respectful.

    # THINK

    Exactly what kind of innocence are you asking?

    The Independent article link seems to be very accurate, and A-2 was definitely providing everything they could as directed by Admiral Merino who really intensely despised the ARA. Pinochet kept himself at an arms distance, but was absolutely for full cooperation and sharing all intel. The Navy still remains with cordial relations with the UK. Frankly, the reason I later had an easy career path and promotion was because I was a member of the Anglo community. (And no, I didn't go to that academy with Prussian pointy helmets.)

    Speaking of a valle de lágrimas and songs...

    Why don't you sing another song about your brave countrymen invading Chilean territory...

    The glorious Battle of Laguna del Desierto where 90 of your cowardly Gendarmerie attacked 4 Carabineros without warning, wounding 1, murdering another....in cold blood... That's what it takes for Argentine courage... when the ratio is 90 against 4.

    ...of course, when the ratio is 4 Gurkhas against 90 poorly trained Argentine conscripts... They all wet their pants and raise a white flag...

    Argentine valor is a contradiction in terms.

    When you finish, don't forget about your benevolent generals who ruled your country with respect for a righteous nation where newborn babies were stolen away and the mothers murdered.

    How about we talk about the Copa America instead, where Argentina has a chance of winning something..?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    America Cup??? Royal Ascot was the place to be today, the place for somebodys. Pinochet loved it.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @41. Prick. “This is silly article as today Chile supports Argentina in its dispute with The UK over the Falkland/Malvinas dispute”

    Not quite. Chile says it 'supports' argieland. And when the UK demonstrates that it is ready to obliterate argieland and any other enemy country?Don't make any mistake. The UK's nuclear weapons are 'independent'. The U.S. has no control and cannot intervene.

    How many of your pointless 'countries' do you want to watch obliterated? UK nuclear warheads have 'dialable' yields. The Hiroshima nuclear weapon was about 1 kiloton. Think about the arrival of a British 100 kiloton warhead. And how many more to come?

    You're a nuisance. We squash nuisances. Consider what the British people will DEMAND! Don't need you coming back every few years.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @49

    Poor, poor Argentina. It's really, really unfair that Chile wasn't prepared to support Argentina until Argentina was good and ready to attack Chile.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Let's just enjoy the games of America's Cup.

    As far as emergency disaster aid, Chileans are very grateful for all the generous aid assistance we received in 2010 from countless countries.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_relief_efforts_after_the_2010_Chile_earthquake

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juanfoster

    “The one that has attracted most headlines, so far, was the host's leading squad player, Arturo Vidal who went on public television to apologize for drunk driving after crashing his Ferrari.”

    And yet, the headline of this article is:
    “Falklands' makes its debut among Argentine fans in the America Cup”

    Biased much?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Boys will be boys playing with their balls, lol

    the article did not actually mention the Falkland's team, as in how they are getting on, and responding to all the fun.

    still,
    its just a game, and may the best team win gracefully...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @41 aussie sunshine

    “This is silly article as today Chile supports Argentina in its dispute with The UK over the Falkland/Malvinas dispute.....the rest is history.”

    Reading the posts of condirito and Chicureo your statement seems to be an error. You should be aware it's the people that decide not the politicians.

    Nabo!

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juanfoster

    56
    “You should be aware it's the people that decide not the politicians.”

    It seems you don't understand that Chile is a democratic country.
    Their authorities represent their people and, like it or not, they support Argentina in this issue.

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 41 spanisharseholee

    You are back, I had thought you were dead. What a shame you are not. :o(

    You just cannot resist the bollocks, can you?

    Are you yet another puppet of Lunatic (El Think: as if he ever did)?

    He was away for such a long time that we thought he had croaked.

    Perhaps he's had his hand (or something else) up your arse. :o)

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #55 gordo1

    Well the spectators seem to be all enjoying themselves and if our since Arturo Vidal hasn't been kicked out of the game, Chile has a wild possibly of winning..q.q

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Amazing how upset and indignant Argentineans get over the Chilean dictatorship.

    And how much they laud their own dictatorship when it invaded another country.

    Did Chile ever invade a neighbour?

    Hypocritical much?

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Well...actually we did. Long story, but Peru, Bolivia and Argentina form a military alliance. Chile ceded a large part of Patagonia to Argentina in turn for them abandoning the tripartite. Chile then attacked Bolivia and Peru and defeated them both.

    We sort of hung on to a small part of what we captured...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juanfoster

    60
    ”Peru, Chilean Occupation (1881 – 1884)”
    1879, Feb 14 – Chilean forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
    1879, Apr 5 – Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru.
    1881, Jan 17 – Chilean troops enter Lima
    1883, Jul 10 – Peruvian resistance fighter were defeated at the Battle of Humachurco
    1883, Oct 20 – Chile and Peru signed the Treaty of Ancón
    1884, Aug – Chile removes the last occupying forces from Peru.

    History is not your strong point I see...

    Jun 18th, 2015 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #62

    And of course they are still upset that part of their former territories remained with Chile...

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    I do not understand what this has to do with Brazil. I guess that the British government run Mercopenguin does not have a good appreciation of American geography or politics.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Actually history isn't my strongest point but neither is it a weak point.

    I should have been clearer is stating “Did Chile's LAST dictatorship ever invade a neighbour?” I guess that was the theme of my post-the last dictatorships.

    But it is interesting you have to go all the way back to 1879 or 136 years for Chile to do what Argentina did just 33 years ago. 1982 is considered modern times but 1879 isn't. Seems Chile has moved on and developed a lot more than Argentina.

    As for the War of the Pacific. Seems that Bolivia signed a treaty then broke that treaty. The treaty relinquished Chile's claim to the land and recognised Bolivia's. However, by breaking the treaty, Bolivia automatically revived Chile's claim which was equal to Bolivia's own claim.

    Peru was silly enough to have a secret alliance with Bolivia which wasn't the fault of Chile and how well did that work out?

    And the end result? Well it just made Argentina look even worse. It invaded for no other reason than to perpetuate a military dictatorship that is now proudly celebrated by Argentina. Hence the whole point about this article. Viva la junta I guess!

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 03:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    Skip, your last post proves that maybe history isn't your weakest point but common sense probably is.

    Viva la junta! Just do come here and see how much support that Junta has. You are just generalising because a bunch of delusional hypocrites now in power are using a stupid cause to get attention.

    You obviously have no idea what things are around here, yet you feel authoritative enough to judge what you haven't experienced. Shame on you!

    Viva the junta my a$$!!

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 04:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    Skip is an Ozzer. You have to adjust your expectations to the quality of the that your are judging.

    He has already admitted he hates all Argentines (for being “ignorant”), already admitted he does not respect any Argentines even at the individual level (some backwards Anglo concept of “respect is earned”, so they see a stranger and have no respect for him or her... explains all Anglo history does it not?); he has never been to Argentina, he has not studied Argentine history, he does not speak Spanish, and he has learned most of his knowledge of Argentina in this website.

    This are all his own admitted statements.

    You can't make bread out of old break crumbs can you?

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 05:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @57 But the people don't support Argentina!

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 06:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #65 Skip

    Well, the next great land grab to take place are vast 99 year concessions for the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the Chinese military for vast sections of land in Patagonia.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “Because you're chicken, a snitch and a whistleblower, you turned as in during the war because you're chicken”

    The Argentine supporters are singing about themselves. Self -obesession seems to ne a national trait.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zool

    “This is silly article as today Chile supports Argentina in its dispute with The UK over the Falkland/Malvinas dispute.....the rest is history.”

    Incorrect, Chile supports Argentina's right to challenge the status of the islands as long as they stay within the bounds of the UN charter. Every nation has this right or in other words they don't care & it costs them nothing to pat Argentina on head & agree. Unfortunately Argentina despite all it's rhetoric has never managed to find it's way to the offices of the ICJ & log any claim, wonder why.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juanfoster

    68
    And how can you know?
    Did you make a poll?

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Rs typically misunderstand English Polispeak.
    They read into it what they want without understanding the intent of what is being said.
    I think that's why its so easy for them to look foolish on the world stage.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    I predict the soon return of REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKIE.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @72 I suppose you are the only one!

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Getting back to the games: Chile has an opportunity to do well despite the stupidity with one of our top players crashing while DUI his £240k Ferrari. He remains on the team, but the car is a total loss.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @57. Really? We'll check of course but “live with the argies, die with the argies”.
    @64. I do not understand what anything has to do with Brazil. It's corrupt, it's criminal and it's full of murdering arseholes. Does that describe you?
    @67. You don't understand. We learn about argieland from things like you.

    Indeed, “respect has to be earned”. As things stand, the best a corrupt, criminal, genocidal, murdering fartof an argie can expect is to be tolerated. Temporarily. Or die. Makes no difference to us. Our preference is that you die. By the million.
    @72. Did you?

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 05:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #77 Conqueror

    No need for nuclear warheads...
    Just send in a MI6 covert team to kidnap and detain the following suspected terrorists named Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez for about a weeks time before releasing...

    ...I estimate at least a couple of million of your very favorite nationality will commit hara-kiri....

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    More on successful anglo nations;

    “U.S. officials are investigating the shootings, in which four ministers including a Democratic state senator died, as a hate crime. Some are calling it a ”domestic act of terror“, and already fears are growing that ”revenge“ acts could follow. They were the latest in a year of turmoil in the United States where police killings of several unarmed black men have provoked an angry national debate about race relations, policing and the criminal justice system.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/white-suspect-arrested-killing-nine-black-u-church-000635210.html#

    Burn baby burn (for real now)

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    You can't make bread out of old break crumbs can you?

    And you cant make the truth from liars either,

    More on successful Anglo nations
    to many to mention..lol

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Truly sad about tragedy in South Carolina.
    Do you know that some places in Mexico, Honduras and Venezuela, have the highest homicide in the world.

    Latin America overall has a history of violence far worse than the USA. Canada overall has the lowest.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Viva los BRICS, Chilíndio!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpP8RfGYybg&index=1&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    If you were to make a bet on the future, why on earth would you choose some of the worst. Only Argentina, Venezula, Bolivia and Nicaragua at the bottom of the barrel.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Brazil also is on the bottom of the barrel. So what?

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    [chileno] “We also have produced some very fine tennis players...”

    I googled Chile + Grand Slam.. and all I get is a black and white picture from 1937..

    You suck at sports Chile.

    Jun 19th, 2015 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    No tennis players? Go back to pleasuring yourself with your dog eared trani magazine and your favorite sock.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juanfoster

    chilote, you have to face it.
    chile sucks at sports and at everything else.
    it is just a facade with no content.

    but what did you expect from a bunch of not too educated mapuches?

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    And what is the problem with being a noble Mapuchi?

    94%of our great homogeneous race is European, but 6% makes up the warrior part of our country.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 12:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    @85 & 87

    Gonzalez nearly won the Aus Open back in '07. I loved watching him because he pretty much tried to belt the cover off every ball he hit and he hit the ball HARD! With a bit of luck he would've beaten Federer that day...

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @84
    Brasso
    Another oil leak at Petrobras, the authorities put it down to someone wanting to steal fuel. Typical thick Brazilian that doesn't know that oil goes to a refinery that refines crude oil into fuel and other commodities, thick bastards or Petrobras is lying can we have your expert opinion on this. Which is it? A thick Brazilian or Petrobras lying, Polluting the wetlands around the coast, Christ there is enough pollution around Argentina and Brazil without adding to it.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 08:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Dear Arseholes,

    Chileans has terrible tennis players?
    http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-tennis-players-from-chile/reference?utm_expid=16418821-119.rk_BoRtrRJWlKfF9iZbujQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.cl%2F

    The list includes the one time worlds top player and others that have won Olympic gold metals.Chileans has terrible players?
    http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-tennis-players-from-chile/reference?utm_expid=16418821-119.rk_BoRtrRJWlKfF9iZbujQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.cl%2F
    The list includes the one time worlds top player and others that have won Olympic gold metals.

    But the icing on the cake was...

    We won last nights the Copa Americas game 5-0!

    Let me repeat: FIVE to ZERO....

    ¡Viva Chile!

    Our Mapuche Indians may not drive a Ferrari too well, but they can kick a ball.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juanfoster

    91
    imbecile
    five to zero against...BOLIVIA, you asshole.
    it is like beating them 100 to zero in rugby.
    it means NOTHING.

    now the funny thing are the groups, which obviously have been arranged to favour chilotelandia.

    you dont know too much about football, no, you subcompact mapuche?

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @92 Juanfoster
    “you subcompact mapuche”

    A very revealing comment, especially coming from a Creole Conquistador Planter.

    Out and out Fascist remark, in fact.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    F I V E to Z E R O

    Because Bolivian players train at high altitude stadiums, they can run at full speed all day here.

    As I have repeadly stated with sincere convivtion, I do not have Mapuche blood, but would be very proud if I had. They are some of greatest warriors of Latin America.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 02:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Arm the Mapuche, free Patagonia, one Planter one bullet.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    32 Think

    ” Pinochetista, decime que se siente...
    Nos vendiste en la guerra por cagón...
    Que San Martín te liberó..., y que vos sos un traidor...
    te entregaste a los ingleses por cagón...

    Masterpiece!! :-))))))))

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    All this, over a game of football.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #97 Briton

    Chile F I V E to Bolivia Z E R O

    Think and Marcos always remind Chileans about Pinochet, but are exceptionally silent about their dictators. Argentina's dirty war was far more vicious with over 30 thousand murdered.

    Chile is now the top ranked team in group A.

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    And probably the top ranked power as well,

    poor Argentina, they talk the talk, but cant walk the walk..

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Chicureo

    Remember also that Maradona dribbled the ball half the length of the pitch and left six English players standing around looking like slalom posts.
    I was never silent about the atrocities committed by our dictators and I strongly criticized the war of 1982, not like you adoring criminal Pinochet and his friends.
    Laguna del Desierto, Argentina.
    “ [Chilean historian Valenzuela] discovered maps that plainly demonstrated that the Chileans had violated Argentine territory, not the other way around.

    ”“Chile not proud of Falklands war support”, but “proud of peace treaty with Argentina”

    http://en.mercopress.com/2014/08/18/chile-not-proud-of-falklands-war-support-but-proud-of-peace-treaty-with-argentina

    Jun 20th, 2015 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Maradona was amazing.

    Instead of negotiations, 90 uniformed Argentines attacked 4 Chilean police without warning. Dishonorable like when you attacked the Falklands.

    Burgos is a typical Socialist and was soundly condemned by many of us here. “Hernan Felipe Errazuriz wrote: “no apologies with Argentina on the Malvinas War. They started the war, with the invasion.”
    It was very probable, despite signing a treaty, that Chile territory was next. Naval A-2 reports confirmed contingency plans for the Argentine invasion after consolidation of the Falklands.

    I was personally saddened about the abuses committed by the DINA as well as the million or so Dollars Pinochet had in Washington DC at the Riggs bank, but there is no doubt, he saved our country from becoming what Venezuela is today.

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 01:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    There are different versions of what happen to the tragic death of Teniente Merino.
    I wouldn't trust the version of Gendarmeria or Carabineros, but the responsibility lies on the idiots who send armed men to solve a border dispute.
    The only “invasion” of Chile from Argentina that I know was conducted by general José de San Martín in 1817.
    Regardless of your political views you have an excessive willingness to serve an European colonial country ambitions of our South America land, have some pride and good day neighbor.

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 06:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Marcos,j

    Juan Peron and his blind followers started a campaign to steal the Falklands as a publicity stunt. In 1965 you forcibly took an enourmous slice of Patagonia which included Laguna del Desierto which had been earlier peaceably awarded to Chile in an international settlement. In 1978 you came within 24 hours of invading Chile and only because the Pope, Juan Pablo II didn't.

    I'm not proud of the estimated 3,000 persons executed by the junta here in Chile and I would imagine you are saddened by the 30,000 Argentina executed as well. But the brutality of Argentinians stealing newborn babies from mothers and then murdering the mother is beyond comprehension.

    Speaking of morality, explain to everyone here the justification of Argentina giving refuge to a Communist bastard who in cold blood murdered a Chilean Senator AFTER we retuned to democracy. Sort of the same BS you did for the Nazi criminals after WWII...

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    103 chilote
    “Sort of the same BS you did for the Nazi criminals after WWII...”

    but dear hermano chilote...
    it seems your knowledge of chilote history is as poor as your knowledge in general.
    what argentina did after ww2 was the same as what the whole latin america did.

    chilotelandia, of course, was not the exception of the rule.
    read and learn.
    http://w5.cl/2011/09/25/los-nazis-rauff-y-barbie-sus-increibles-conexiones-en-el-espionaje/

    read and lern
    LOS NAZIS EN CHILE (EN PAPEL)
    VICTOR FARIAS , SEIX BARRAL, 2000
    http://w5.cl/2011/09/25/los-nazis-rauff-y-barbie-sus-increibles-conexiones-en-el-espionaje/

    anyway, that happened 70 years ago.
    here you have what your beloved england is doing right now, you chilote bootlicker.

    “Killers on our streets: 207 war crime suspects living in Britain including five 'Nazis'”
    http://w5.cl/2011/09/25/los-nazis-rauff-y-barbie-sus-increibles-conexiones-en-el-espionaje/

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Bla bla bla,
    anti British hatred,

    We are not perfect by any means,
    but we are not modern day aggressors , cowards , thieves , bullies ,
    intimidators of innocent islanders , liars , braggers , foulmouthed and rude.
    next.

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Nazis escaped to many places after the war, but Argentina rolled out the red carpet.

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Escape? Wernher von Braun, the father of NASA, was a proud officer of the Waffen SS., not to mention operation Paperclip.

    Copa America stadium of death
    ”Victor Jara - Chile Stadium (his last song) English translation”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY84jqSyspI

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @107

    So Von Braun had his uses, but why would anyone want Eichmann and Mengele?

    Jun 21st, 2015 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #108 Hans

    EXACTLY!

    Juan Peron's sympathies were completly with the German and Italian Facisists.

    More importantly: The brutal vicious and evil mentality of Argentine populists who promote misery upon their poor.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    britonto
    “but we are not modern day aggressors , cowards , thieves , bullies ,
    intimidators of innocent islanders , liars , braggers , foulmouthed and rude.”

    tell that bullshite to the:
    irish, afrikaners, malayans, kenyans, indians, and the list goes on and on.

    and if you want recent cases, tell that bullshite to the:
    chagossian, iraqui, afghans, and the list goes on and on.

    108
    what about walter rauff.
    you are a bit biased, no?

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    108
    I know, but I least we didn't promote mass murderers like Tony Blair as a Middle East peace envoy.
    I can proudly say also that former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla died in jail where he belonged, British poodle Pinochet died comfortably in a military hospital.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 01:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @110 cara de dos ortos podridos

    You are clearly lacking in modern history - The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Malaya, Kenya and India have all been independent nations for over 70 years and, with the exception of Ireland, all are member nations of the Commonwealth.

    As far as the 'chagossians” are concerned you should be made aware that Chagos Islanders v the United Kingdom (application no. 35622/04) was a case before the European Court of Human Rights decided in 2012 by an inadmissibility decision. The court, by a majority, ruled that as the Chagossians had accepted compensation from the United Kingdom government they had effectively renounced their “right to return” and as such their case was inadmissible.”

    As far as Iraq and Afghanistan are concerned exactly what is the point you are trying to make?

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 05:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    “I can proudly say also that former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla died in jail where he belonged”

    I'm also proud to say we took down your assholes for you, but I don't quite see how Tony Blair's appointment by the quartet justifies Peron offering sanctuary to Mengele and Eichmann 70 years earlier.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 06:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    113”I'm also proud to say we took down ...
    No you didn't.

    Copa America Chile Stadium of death

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKYLd1i7lTQ

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    112 gordo tirapedos
    discussing with you, ignorant and brainwashed fatso, is becoming a bit annoying.

    READ AND LEARN, IGNORANT AND BRAINWASHED FATSO
    “UN ruling raises hope of return for exiled Chagos islanders
    Britain acted illegally, say judges in scathing ruling that upholds Mauritius’s rights and restricts US ability to expand ‘rendition’ air base on Diego Garcia”

    “Chagos islanders go to supreme court in battle to be allowed home
    Residents forcibly removed from Indian Ocean islands challenging 2008 Lords decision on grounds of ‘material non-disclosure’”

    “Chagos islanders ‘betrayed’ by UK failure to decide on their return”

    READ AND LEARN, IGNORANT AND BRAINWASHED FATSO
    “The UK Is Facing a Fresh Iraq War Crimes Probe”
    By Alice Speri

    “Hague investigation into British 'war crimes' in Iraq
    The International Criminal Court has begun looking at allegations British troops committed war crimes in Iraq”

    “ICC to examine claims that British troops carried out war crimes in Iraq
    Court to conduct preliminary examination of around 60 alleged cases of unlawful killing and claims of mistreatment”

    READ AND LEARN, IGNORANT AND BRAINWASHED FATSO
    “Afghanistan war logs: Civilians caught in firing line of British troops
    Secret archives contain accounts of shootings or bombings on at least 21 separate occasions”

    “Afghanistan war logs: List of civilian shootings by British troops
    All the 21 cases extracted from the US military files where UK forces fired on, shot dead or injured Afghan civilians ”

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    114 Marcos Alejandro What does the “Copa America Chile Stadium of death” have to do with the UK. The coup in Chili was totally instigated by the US government of Richard Nixon. To the best of my knowledge there was no involvement of the UK.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Marcos=Think

    Its never gone.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Paulcedron

    Islamic terrorist groups and evil Moslem dictators exported their violence and therefore brought the west to war with them. In war it is impossible not to have casualties of innocents. The atrocities are heartbreaking and there has been some incidents committed by western forces, but you distort the reality of the world.

    The truth is you are a ignorant, hateful, bigoted and terribly educated pathological lier that supports the evil mentality of Latin American populists who create misery upon their poor.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    chilote
    it seems your tiny little mapuche brain doesnt understand a shite, eh?
    read the articles and then talk, if you can understand them, you subcompact chilote.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The truth is you are a ignorant, hateful, bigoted and terribly educated pathological lier that supports the evil mentality of Latin American populists who create misery upon their poor.

    hear hear!!

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @100 Marcos Alejandro
    And now he dribbles into his Mate, written into history as one of the most infamous cheats of the game. Poetic justice if ever there was.

    It wasn’t him that snorted all that gear, it was the nose of God.

    So much for Golden bollocks.

    @100 Marcos Alejandro
    There you go, slagging off the poor Mapuche again.

    What have they ever done to you? Eh.

    Apart from surviving being massacred by your forbearers, living to bear witness to the brutality of the theft of their land and Plantation of Argentina with Creole squatters.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #119 Paulcedron

    “chilote it seems your tiny little mapuche brain”

    Your IGNORANCE is far beyond comprehension.

    I dearly wish that I was a Chilote and have yet to know anyone that's visited the southern Chilean islands of the Chiloé Archipelago and not fall in love with the warm friendly people with their distinctive folklore, mythology, cuisine and unique architecture. The islands are incredibly beautiful.

    Your repeated RACISM against the indigenous peoples of Latin America can be defined by your obstinately irrationally with hateful intolerance for the Mapuche people. You really should be ashamed of your BIGOTRY.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @116

    In Malvinista logic, Argentna is always absolved of its crimes by those committed by somebody else.

    In related reasoning, the Falkland Islanders are apparently supposed to make restitution to Argentina for the crimes, real or alleged, of the British Empire. It's not immediately clear to anybody outside the Malvinaverse why it's the Falklanders who have to pay, or why it's Argentina who benefits, but it's evidently a belief deeply held.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 05:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Free Patagonia, arm the Mapuche, one Creole Squatter one bullet.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    110 paulcedron II
    bullshit as per normal but prove it,

    the past is just that, Argentina is the modern day pirate and abusers of rights,

    still lets not forget the argentine dirty wars, or the crimes your ancestors committed in the name of god,
    utter rubbish and anti brit, that's all you do.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Paulcedron = IGNORANT RACIST BIGOT

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @115 cara de dos ortos podridos

    Why don't you reply to all my post? Your response is half arsed!

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (126) Mr. Chicureo...

    Could you please point me towards the difference between Mr. Paulcedron's ignorant, racist bigoted comments mentioning Mapuches and Chilotes and a certain Shilean poster's many recent ignorant racist bigoted comments against Italians, specially Meridionali...?

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Mr. THINK

    His were incredibly stupid!

    Nor was I being ignorant, bigoted, racist nor against Italians. First, I did not specify the entire Meridionali. I specifically referred to the regions of Campania, Calabria and included Sicily immigrants as well. (Well I did briefly add Sardinia, as Juan Perón had ancestors there.)

    I love Italy and adore the people, rich culture, cuisine and the countryside. I have several Chilean Italian friends and used to play bocce with them for several years.

    Because of steamship fares, during the periods of major immigration, the Italians that were starving and poor choose New York and Buenos Aires to emigrate as both the governments subsidized fares and were the cheapest. For taking a steamship to Santiago de Chile or Sydney Australia was a lot more. (People departing from Genoa generally were not as poor.) I also said that there was a mix of both Southern and Northern Italian immigrants in Argentina, but that the majority came from the South which is the opposite in Chile. Finally, I stated the truth, which the honesty and character from Calabria is more dodgy than what you might find from a immigrant from Tuscany. (Don't trust me, ask any Italian, especially the one who just got caught by the Swiss stealing a computer tablet... . )

    Speaking of the Swiss: Questions for you: Who is more trustworthy to repair you car on time? A German or Italian? Who is a better lover? A Swiss or an Italian? Who would you prefer preparing your meal? An Englishman or an Italian? Who would you rather manage your investments? A Swiss or an Italian?

    Are your preferences bigoted or just common sense? The same about Italy and most certainly the truth about Argentina having a significant cultural influence over Argentina.

    Mr. Paulcedron's comments and observations were obviously ignorant. Mine of course are of the highest intellect... Surely you agree?

    It's early yet here. I'm thinking about a nice risotto...

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    told ya

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (129) Mr. Chicureo

    ... Alla Milanese (con zafferano “Sargol”...., I expect.)

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Well I found saffron in the cupboard, some lovely shrimp in the freezer and wild Chilean mushrooms in a jar, so I'm going to attempt risotto allo zafferano. I have to compromise on the broth and use a Maggi cube... I was marooned here in Viña all day as my car had a restriction due to the smog, and had no desire to drive back this evening, so I'm the cook.

    Jun 22nd, 2015 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    29 years ago ... Argentina beat England....Maradona..Maradona!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94zqfIIaonE

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    133. Cheating isn't winning.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tobers

    Hundreds of thousands died in the formation of the country that is Argentina in the fight for 'liberty'. The ruling clases did well to sell that idea to the masses. Idiots.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @ 129 Chicureo
    Italian joke:

    Man dies and goes to hell, old Nick shows him hell is in two halves, one German one Italian, tells him look in both and choose which one but once he decided it was for ever.

    In the German half very tidy with an alarm clock a shovel and a hammer, the man there told him, 4.30 am alarm clock goes off shovel shit all day at 10.30 pm they break your balls with the hammer.

    He then looked in the Italian half which was not so tidy, where there was also an alarm clock a shovel and a hammer, the man there also told him, 4.30 am alarm clock goes off shovel shit all day at 10.30 pm they break your balls with the hammer.

    He said to old Nick “I might as well go in the German half as it is at least tidier”, as the door closed behind him the German man said “you made the right choice, in the Italian half the alarm clock doesn’t go off, the shit doesn’t get delivered they lose the hammer”.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 05:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    According to some-
    Maradona may well be the next president of FIFA,
    just saying like.

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Unless you’ve been raised by wolves, you’ll know of the old joke about European stereotypes that goes like this:
    In Heaven…
    The mechanics are German
    The chefs are French
    The police are British
    The lovers are Italian
    And everything is organised by the Swiss.
    In Hell…
    The mechanics are French
    The police are German
    The chefs are British
    The lovers are Swiss
    And everything is organised by the Italians....

    Jun 23rd, 2015 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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