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Falklands’ governor says relations with Chile go back over 200 years

Wednesday, September 28th 2011 - 01:21 UTC
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Falklands’ Governor Nigel Haywood said UK relations with Chile go back over 200 years and it was “natural to have a strong relationship with a good neighbour”, reports the latest edition of Penguin News. Read full article


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  • xbarilox

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    We particularly value the links we have developed with Punta Arenas, which provides us with important air and shipping links” said the Falklands’ governor.


    Sep 28th, 2011 - 03:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “We particularly value the links we have developed with Punta Arenas, which provides us with important air and shipping links”

    Don't worry Nigel, London is around the corner, go cry to the lady who sent you down here.

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Don't worry Nigel, London is around the corner, go cry to the lady who sent you down here.

    Whooosh, another broadside from the Argies, Ha Ha Ha

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 06:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JustinKuntz

    Can any of the Argentines open their mouths without spouting racist crap? Is it endemic?

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    So there was a photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I would have liked to see the governor dancing cueca.

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    1@ Thanks a lot for your racist comment......Well, I can´t expect less than that from you after read all your post in this forum.....Obviusly, you IQ is not enough to make comments that means a valuable imput for all of us.....
    Anyway, you´r friendly invited to visit Chile so you can know more about the “chinesse experiments” that lives here...
    BTW, the Falklands Islands Governor is rigth about the long term links between Chile, spceificaly Punta Arenas, and Falklands Islands....which I hope will be kept in the future despite the Argentine Gvt. threats.
    I'm afraid that the La Pernsa Austral's Director Mr. Alejandro Toro will be forced by the Argentine Gvt. to change the headline of the newspaper and apologize because he use the correct words to refer to the islands as Falklands Islands.....or he will be sued by the Argentine Consul to P. Arenas (don´t forget that is the practice in Argentina with the newspapers that tell the other side truth), even we are in Chile which is an independent and sovereing country with free speech right....
    And , if Argentina keep closing air and maritime routes through their territory, the link can be served through the international air and water spaces despite it will be more expensives....
    6@ And would you like to see Mrs. Potox, excuse me....Botox, doing the same?? What if her face mask finish broken and the real face exposed ?? What a terror, uhh....
    Thanks for your friendly comments, Latam brothers.....( I would prefer to be a single child with brothers like that)

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7 Sergio

    You might consider contacting LAN Chile and getting a comment on their plans if their belligerent, obstructive neighbour tries to interfere with their route between Puntas Arenas and the Falklands. I belive they have aircraft capable of flying the route without overflying anything Argentine. The Airbus A340-300, for example!

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Asking myself, how Argentina would try to impede flights of LAN at all?

    Supposedly with Argentina's main war airplanes... the proud A-4,
    a plane which was designed in the 50ies and has the respective maintenance level? They are falling appart in plain flight without any external influence...

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • parenas

    BRUNO TECAY. This day very important to Chile. I belive that very good, don`t good make Argentina contact Lan Chile between falkland and Punta Arenas.

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Just can't believe how racist Argentinians and Brazilians are against the Chilean people.
    Absolutely disgusting.

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    H.E. the Governor of the Falklands is right, when he says that relations between Chile and the Falkland Islands go back for over 200 years. Chile already had Falklands' connections before the Argentine Republic ever existed, and then before 1881, Argentina's southern frontier reached only the Rio Negro!
    It is important to keep in mind that in 1877, the Governor of Magallanes, Diego Duble Almeyda went to the Falklands on the Chilean corvette “Chacabuco” with the purpose of purchasing sheep there, which would later be used to establish and develop the present sheep farms and industries in the Magellan and Tierra del Fuego regions.
    In 1903, the school-ship “General Baquedano” stopped in Stanley on her way to a Mediterranean cruise. In the 1990's the school-ship “Esmeralda”, on a similar cruise, stopped in Saint-Helena, but who knows why not in the Falklands.
    In the days when Argentina couldn't care less about the Falklands, Chile had a Consulate in Stanley, between 1877 and 1959. The following gentlemen were Honorary Consuls of Chile:
    1. F.E. Cobb, 1877-1891
    2. A.E. Baillon, 1882-1899
    3. W.A. Harding, 1900-1918
    4. James Houston, 1919-1923
    5. Henry Gresham, 1924-1928
    -No appointents were made between, 1928-1935
    6. Ernesto Rowe, 1936-1953
    7. Duncan Russell Watson, 1953-1959
    I don't know of any rational reason why no appointments have been made since then. It's obvious to me that a Chilean Consulate in Stanley is now more needed than ever.
    I doubt very much that the editor of the wishy-washy newspaper “La Prensa Austral” is going to touch this supposedly “touchy” subject during his “express- visit” to the Falklands. Is that newspaper, by any chance, subsidized by the Argentinean Consulate in Punta Arenas?
    Honni soit qui mal y pense,

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    12 Philippe, Have you ever heard about Jose de San Martin?

    Sep 28th, 2011 - 09:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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