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Chile/Ecuador proposal for a UNASUR Antarctic base

Friday, February 25th 2011 - 01:27 UTC
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Chile and Ecuador will be proposing their peers of Unasur, (Union of South American Nations) the establishment of a scientific research base in Antarctica, according to Ecuador’s Foreign Affairs minister Ricardo Patiño. Read full article

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  • Think

    TWIMC

    “The idea was born following Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa’s tour of Antarctica”

    Suuuuuuuuuure............................ Chuckle chuckle..............

    An unifying factor for South-America with a common antagonist……

    Another nail in the British Antarctic coffin.

    Feb 25th, 2011 - 05:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Unlikely Think ... when the Arctic Treaty fails the whole world will be be heading in your direction .... UNASUR won't be enough!

    Probably have another Diego Garcia on West Falkland :-)

    Feb 25th, 2011 - 06:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The British are here to stay.
    even coming your way
    Antarctica may be the devils playground
    but no doubt the argentines will be around to claim what’s theirs,
    whenever money is found, you will find greed
    whenever Argentina is around , you can be sure that a claim wont be far behind lol.)

    Feb 25th, 2011 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    mmm.. yeah, except 'claim' is too vague a term in this case

    First permanent Antarctic base: 1904 Argentina
    Since then, 6 permanent bases, 6 seasonal

    We don't claim our Antarctic sector, we own it outright. ツ

    Feb 26th, 2011 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @4 Another deluded imperialistic Argentine.

    Feb 26th, 2011 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Bullshit Martian - first Argentine base in Antartica 1943

    Feb 26th, 2011 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @6, when we were otherwise engaged & they thought that we weren't looking!

    Feb 26th, 2011 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    Every little bit helps.
    http://www.google.ca/images?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-ca:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&q=base%20antarctica%20argentina&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1004&bih=532

    Feb 27th, 2011 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Every little bit helps
    we agree, so the sooner the argenteens leave the falklands alone , the better
    that little help will be .

    Feb 28th, 2011 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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