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Argentine deputies to seek foreign minister's impeachment over statement regarding Falklanders

Tuesday, October 30th 2018 - 17:21 UTC
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The minister's explanations were not satisfactory to a group of lawmakers who will press for Faurie's impeachment. The minister's explanations were not satisfactory to a group of lawmakers who will press for Faurie's impeachment.

Argentine FPV legislators filed a motion to impeach Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie for failing to fulfill his duties as a public official when he called for the Falkland Islanders to be respected and to generate a bond with them “as two peoples” who live in the South Atlantic.

 Faurie made those statements during an appearance before the Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Victory Front (FPV) Deputy Guillermo Carmona said that the minister's answers were not satisfactory, “especially with the recognition of the people's character of the islanders” and for that “we are going to request the minister's impeachment.”

Faurie explained that “we must consider the possibilities offered by the bilateral relationship,” which was rejected by the Malvinas cause hardliners.

He had been summoned on Monday to explain relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom as well as his latest statements regarding the Falkland Islands and its people in interviews with London media.

 

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  • Islander1

    Don't worry Enrique, we Islanders are used to being fancifully called nonexistant ghosts by many fascist minded Argentines- luckily there are some civilised ones about, and though who accept we do exist and do have democratic rights.

    Oct 31st, 2018 - 09:38 am +8
  • GALlamosa

    So Sr Carmona's view is that Falkland Islanders should not be respected ?? No wonder no-one take the likes of him very seriously. These sorts of views usually emerge from the dark shades of nationalist facism.

    Oct 31st, 2018 - 10:52 am +6
  • Chicureo

    Enrique Massot

    Before you abandoned Argentina to live in Canada, did you not blindly support your corrupt and kleptomaniac government's attempt to forcefully invade a peaceful group of islands? Didn't you cheer on the despicable criminal act?
    Didn't you then shite and p*ss in your trousers when a determined woman kicked your miserable excuse of a military arse? Your military disgraced themselves as miserable cowards when they dishonorably made fools of Argentina.
    And yes, you're still p*ssed because your little Latin insignificant neighbor did everything they could to help the UK defeat your sorry arse? Why did we do that?
    Still feeling the hurt?
    ...Sincerely, I reeeely feel your pain....

    Oct 31st, 2018 - 02:31 pm +6
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