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Argentina congratulates Guterres on appointment as next UN Secretary General

Tuesday, October 18th 2016 - 08:11 UTC
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Argentina extended on Monday its congratulations to Portuguese former prime minister and ex UN High commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres for his appointment by the UN General Assembly as the next UN Secretary General for the 2017/2021 period. Read full article

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  • James Marshall

    “We don’t know who vetoed my candidacy. I guess it will be known at some point. There are different hypothesis,” Malcorra said in a radio interview....

    It was Russia wasn't it, your reliable friends?

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 08:42 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Briton

    Congratulated through gritted teeth I bet.

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • ChrisR

    As Macri was heard to say to an aide;
    “The bastards at the UN have left me with the Malevolent Midget and she's like a tick on a Peronista - attractive in some ways but you can't just put your finger on it”.

    :o)

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • British_Kirchnerist

    If Malvinas means bad wine then Malcora definitely means Bad Heart, and its great to see she lost. Of course the ideal candidate for the closest we've got to a world president would have been Cristina, but out of the actual candidates this guy seems better than I expected actually. Glad that even the governments of the word (if the people had a vote then maybe Cristina could have been a candidate, and quite possibly won!) took one look at having a Macri flunky as their representative and thought, no thanks :=)

    Btw, what's with the new design here. I think I liked the old one more, though on these things I'm quite conservative, if only with a small c ;)

    Oct 19th, 2016 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Briton

    Ha ha ha,
    now I've had my laugh,
    welcome back, things have changed since your last visit,
    even some new faces,

    by the way,
    how is Queen Christina doing in the asylum, keeping we I hope.

    Oct 20th, 2016 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Well she was looking mighty fine in the Loyalty Day speech she made that I got in my facebook notifications. As at all her recent engagements - if possible she may now be even more beautiful than when she was President - certainly Macri's persecutions have not marred her beauty or cowed her indomitable spirit =)

    As for the asylum, what do you make of the madhouse the Tory Party has become? What do people on here make of Queen Theresa, and the press's fascination with her heels? And how many who having attacked Cristina's “populism” are now pro-Trump, or pro-Brexit, or both? All with no double standards of course ;)

    Oct 27th, 2016 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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