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“UK pays Falkland Islanders to remain in the Islands and not migrate to Argentina”

Thursday, October 13th 2011 - 23:37 UTC
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Ambassador Argüello described the Islanders a “luxurious English citizens” Ambassador Argüello described the Islanders a “luxurious English citizens”

Argentina's permanent representative to the United Nation, Jorge Argüello, accused the United Kingdom of paying the Falkland Islanders to remain on the Islands during a conference Wednesday in Mexico’s Autonomous University, UNAM.

In a speech to a conference held at Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma, the diplomat said that the UK avoids any cut to its “social and employment assistance budget” in the Falkland Islands because, if it imposed such cuts, the Islanders “would migrate to Argentina.”

Referring to the recent riots in London, Argüello spoke about the ”frustration of the young people and other social sectors after the government budget cuts of social assistance, education and health of the citizens” adding that, “the austerity measures led to unemployment and lack of social containment.”

“Nothing like this happens at the Malvinas Islands” according to Argüello because “England knows that if it cuts the social assistance and employment budget of the islands as it has done with other citizens, it will lead to the emigration to Argentina or South America, where the opposite thing is happening”

“The inhabitants of the Malvinas Islands” are “not only complete British citizens, but probably luxurious English citizens.”

“They have a far more protected and supported life than the vast majority of English citizens residents in the UK”, added Ambassador Argüello.

“The Malvinas question is not only an Argentine cause but of all Latin America and of the International community that has repeatedly supported in the UN Argentina’s claims”.

The conference was organized by the Argentine embassy in Mexico and the Mexican group in support of the Islas Malvinas which included the Dean of UNAM Jose Narro Robles and the president of the Mexican Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Rosario Green Macías.

Meanwhile in New York the UN's Fourth Committee finished its deliberations on the remaining Non-self Governing Territories this week, making no comment on Argentina's claim to the Falklands and reaffirming the right to elf determination for all the peoples of the Territories.
 

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  • xbarilox

    poor British politicians, the kirchnerists will make them feel like they're going through labor, I pity them greatly :(

    Oct 14th, 2011 - 12:10 am 0
  • briton

    looking like that, and laughing, telling the world that the UK pays them to stay, is just pathetic, and as i have said many times to you indocrinated brainwashed fools, all you can do is TALK,
    dont worry about us, its your country that is the laughing stock of the world, and all you argies even thinking, or agreeing with such patheticness,
    makes you truly indocrinated,, what a waste of a great country,
    while your laughing at us, they are destroying your very own country,
    ??????????????????

    Oct 14th, 2011 - 12:20 am 0
  • Braedon

    because who would not like to live in a third world pseudo dictatorship which states that you are sub human scum undeserving of basic human right just because your existence stands in the way of Argentina's pathetic ego?

    it could not possibly because the islanders are sick of scum like this belittling, threatening, insulting and on occasion attacking them

    also for Argentina to preach about rioting, social problems and poverty is a bit like having Adolf Eichmann criticize you for being intolerant

    “Meanwhile in New York the UN's Fourth Committee finished its deliberations on the remaining Non-self Governing Territories this week, making no comment on Argentina's claim to the Falklands and reaffirming the right to elf determination for all the peoples of the Territories.”

    and once again despite all of Argentina's self pitying whining and hysterical martyr complex, the UN utterly ignores it and reiterates the basic legal principle in the UN charter which utterly blows away the “support” (ie vague and toothless support for negotiations) that argentina claims it has.

    in short, Argentina just proves how much of an international joke it is once again.

    Oct 14th, 2011 - 12:23 am 0
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