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Falklands/Malvinas: Temer administration reiterates support for Argentine legitimate rights

Saturday, October 8th 2016 - 10:29 UTC
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President Macri thanked Brazil's standing support for the Argentine position in the Malvinas Islands question President Macri thanked Brazil's standing support for the Argentine position in the Malvinas Islands question
It was Temer's first overseas country visit since he was formally confirmed to complete the four-year mandate of removed ex president Dilma Rousseff. It was Temer's first overseas country visit since he was formally confirmed to complete the four-year mandate of removed ex president Dilma Rousseff.

“The president of Brazil reiterated the support of his country to the legitimate rights of the Argentine Republic in the sovereignty dispute with Great Britain relative to the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces”, reads point 45 of the 47-point Argentina-Brazil joint statement from 3 October, following Brazilian president Michel Temer's visit to Buenos Aires.

 ”President (Mauricio) Macri thanked Brazil's standing support for the Argentine position in the Malvinas Islands question, reflected in Brazil's traditional position on the 1833 events and the numerous declarations adopted in regional and multilateral forae where the issue was addressed”, concludes point 45 on the Malvinas Question.

Last Monday Temer spent a working day in Argentina with his peer Mauricio Macri, the Brazilian leader's first overseas country visit since he was formally confirmed to complete the four-year mandate of removed ex president Dilma Rousseff.

The occasion was not only part of the Temer administration efforts to have its legitimacy recognized in the region, (several countries argue Rousseff was removed through a congressional coup), but also to recall the thirtieth anniversary of the year when the two neighbors, once furious competitors for regional leadership agreed on integration, friendship and a political coordination mechanism acts, which has led to what is described as a “strategic partnership”, supported with a strong trade exchange, dominance of Mercosur and political coincidence.

No wonder then that this last Argentina/Brazil joint statement included a chapter on the Malvinas question (45), maybe not with the numeric priority of previous statements when the Kirchner couple presidencies.

In effect the last two points (46 and 47) of the statement refer to the two presidents satisfaction with the organization and success of the recent Rio Olympics and Paralympics games, and finally an invitation to Macri for a state visit to Brazil.

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  • Skip

    ASEAN (its an acronym not a noun) and Mercosur are not integrated economic units and in no way on par with the EU. Aspirations are not reality.

    The UK's nominal GDP is higher than Mercosur and India, on par with ASEAN and double Russia's (which is the same size as Australia).

    Why anyone would ignore an economy that size isn't how people grow economies and make money.

    All I keep proving with my posts are your inherent stupidity, your inability to argue, your powerlessness, your bitterness and the lack of opportunity your country gives you.

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 03:08 pm +3
  • Marti Llazo

    @9 “Nor Patagonia, ..”

    Actually, it will be the Chinese that plant their flag on the patagonia.

    Wait...“will” ? They already have. A base in Neuquén. I mean, a colony. The argie apologencia call it a concession. But it's a colony. Staffed in part by Chinese military personnel. Of course they deny that it's for other than, um, space observation. And it gets exemption from IVA (ergo, the local VAT) and customs controls.

    Perhaps Chubut will be the next to be colonised by the Chinese. They may need a couple of cheap cabins. They may end up with a lot of cheap Chubutense cabins .

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    Argentina is going to need that Chinese currency. The government here is seeing trouble making payments on foreign debt. That US$10 billion or so that Argentina owes to the Paris Club? The Argie government is projecting such serious revenue shortfalls that they're talking about deferring payment. That's the first obvious step in “significant nonpayment events” which in financial argot mean Of Course Argentina Is Going To Default Again Real Soon. But then, Defaultese is the second language here.

    Fire Sale. Argentine Patagonia Provinces, Cheap. Enquire.

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 03:16 pm +3
  • Don Alberto

    All the countries in the world, including the UK, should support Argentinaøs legitimate rights in the sovereignty dispute with Great Britain relative to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces as Argentina has no legitimate rights in that dispute. Let's hear a loud “I support the non-existent right!”

    All the countries in the world should also support the Invisible Pink Unicorn while they are at it.

    Oct 11th, 2016 - 01:43 am +3
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