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Argentine town hoists Falkland Islands flag on Independence Day

Friday, July 13th 2018 - 11:16 UTC
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Ceres residents were shocked to see the main flag during Independence Day celebrations was that of the Falkland Islands. City Hall asks for forgiveness (perdón) via Facebook. Read full article

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  • pgerman

    When you thought you had seen everything, absolutely everything, and that nothing could surprise you Argentina manages to surprise you again.

    I read this piece of news yesterday and I could not stop laughing in half an hour.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse +8
  • Brit Bob

    ‘’Embarrassing: they hoisted the flag of the usurpers of the Malvinas Islands in an act for the Independence Day’’ (minutouno.com 12 July 18).

    Usurpation in 1833?

    Falkland Islands – The Usurpation (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/34838377/Falkland_Islands_The_Usurpation

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    ¡WTF? Like seriously, was whoever raised it blind? If it was Texas flying the Chilean flag or something it would be understandable. But the biggest mystery is why a tiny town in the middle of Argentina even has a Falklands flag in the first place.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • GALlamosa

    Seems like a good thing to do.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 04:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    “You only had one job...” :-D

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Patrick Edgar

    Come guys! The intended message is clear. Argentina has only had two colonial powers it need to rid itself off. One it succeed. The other one continues to send out all tentacled arms behind the scenes in all sorts of indirect conniving intrusive ways, leaning on neighboring countries for leverage, offering financial rewards to it's politicians with generous promises that covet future gains for itself in the region ... one of those arms firmly wrapped around the Malvinas claim, would be the 24th province, still not independent. You don't see that?? I do :-)

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -9
  • Jo Bloggs

    Patrick Edgar

    You are delusional, mate. What evidence do you have to support this latest lot of dribble? I assume you mean the UK is one of Argentina's colonial powers; is that correct? If so, please explain how. No wonder you get banned from so many sites; why Mercopress puts up with you is a mystery.

    It is Argentina that asks all of its neighbours to refuse our ships and planes entry to their ports. It is Argentina that threatens not to deal with businesses that deal with the Falklands It is Argentina that threatens to arrest executives of oil and gas companies working in the Falklands if they ever enter Argentina. I've been reading the trash you post on other sites Patrick and it's clear your problem is far greater than just that of the Falklands. Get a life you deadbeat.

    For anyone who hasn't seen the full scope of Patrick's 'contributions' to social media, I recommend you take a look. Speaking of contributions, I must remember to collect my dog's contributions from the garden tomorrow. It was too snowy and cold to do it today.

    BTW Patrick, you should change the photo you use on Mercopress. You look much more normal in your other profile photos. You look downright creepy in this one.

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Skip

    “...one continues to send out all tentacled arms behind the scenes in all sorts of indirect conniving intrusive ways, leaning on neighboring countries for leverage, offering financial rewards to it's politicians with generous promises that covet future gains for itself in the region ... one of those arms firmly wrapped around the Malvinas claim...”

    Now, that isn't a very nice way to talk about Argentina!

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 10:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • The Barron

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • DemonTree

    I was curious so I looked up how it happened. Turns out the town wanted to fly the flags of all the countries in America and asked a company to supply them. There are several territories in the Caribbean with very similar flags, so suddenly it all makes sense.

    However, while looking I also found this tweet from a Chilean TV presenter, which people might find amusing:

    https://www.lagaceta.com.ar/nota/776756/mundial-rusia-2018/indignacion-redes-comentario-periodista-chileno-sobre-malvinas.html#&gid=1&pid=1

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Roger Lorton

    Pat - Patagonia still has one colonial master it needs to rid itself of.

    https://falklandstimeline.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/12-04-02-imperialismos.jpg

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 06:00 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • xenonman

    Makes very little sense to me -- the Falklands flag hardly resembles the Argentine one! Obviously, this was done deliberately -- but why?

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • FI_Frost

    As we speak, Hollywood screenwriters are penning an Oscar winning comedy about this farcical episode. Just too funny.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • DemonTree

    @xenonman
    It wasn't mistaken for an Argentine one. Like I said above, the town decided to fly the flag of every country in the Americas, and the company they asked to supply the flags included a Falklands one in the bundle. They probably googled to find what the flags were and accidentally used a list that included overseas territories.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • kelperabout

    So Argentina for a little while recognised that we exist and that we are British. They will never live this one down. Someone in their office would have known that it represented us but decided to raise it anyway. Whoever that was deserves a pat on the back for actually flying our flag in Argentina. Just maybe the brainwashing has nit affected everyone that lives in Argentina . We live in hope.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • RedBaron

    @ The Barron - not only are you a usurper of my tag but you are also factually inaccurate because the Falklands Islands do not belong to England and the Islands will remain BRITISH in perpetuity. The Argies saw to that in 1982 when they tried and lost.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • chronic

    Cowards AND deadbeats:

    https://philebersole.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/who-are-willing-to-fight-for-their-countries/

    Canada: Shame.

    Poles: Your courage and dedication as evidenced on the battlefields of WWII europe is saluted.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • shackleton

    @ Patrick Edgar,

    “the Malvinas claim, would be the 24th province, still not independent.”

    Which of the other 23 provinces of Argentina are “independent”? I'm sure many would want to be if they were permitted to break free of Argentine colonial rule.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Jack Bauer

    Ceres' City Hall's “Perdon” sounded rather 'tongue in cheek'......many a true word is spoken in jest...

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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