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UK opens new consulate in Recife, next to northeast Brazil main trade and sea hub

Tuesday, November 29th 2011 - 15:34 UTC
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Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne on Tuesday opened a new Consulate General in Recife, Brazil - the city which became home to one of the first ever British missions in South America in 1808. Read full article


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  • xbarilox

    let's all hope that these are luckiest than those in Tehran lol

    “strengthen our cultural links with Brazil” like you all will learn to play the berimbau?

    “The UK wants to strengthen its relationship with Brazil and the rest of Latin America” I wouldn't say wants, but needs.

    Nov 29th, 2011 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    What side of bed did you get out of today xbox?

    Nov 29th, 2011 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kiwisarg

    2Beef It is another nail on Argentina economic!!!! we know what the brits Malvinas Islands economic!!

    Nov 29th, 2011 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #3 Usual rubbish.

    #2 Hi, Beef.
    xbox, the despicable person who made the two doses of sement jibe at me a little while ago is just bitter and twisted and regales against the 'Pink Lobby' taking over B.A. What more can I say about him?
    On the subject of the Consulate, a very positive thing for both countries and I wish it the very best for success, it does somewhat put the lie to the usual Argentinian claim regarding support from Brasil for the mythical Malvinas .

    Nov 29th, 2011 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    I guess the furthering of diplomatic relations by expanding our consulate provision was to be expected. After all that defense agreement we signed and those ships passing through Brazil en-route to the FI put more demands on our consular services.

    As the OG leaves the LE will arrive in the FI to continue the drilling operation.

    Nov 29th, 2011 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    you say it well as always costilla beef....ships passing, not stopping
    wouldnt trust you much. NATO killed 20 pakistanies by mistake, you are a bit complicated, wouldnt like to have you near, and that treat of defense hmmmmm
    hope Br denies information of their militar equipment and conditions

    Nov 29th, 2011 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Malen - passing through Brazil means stopping and making us of their port facilites you imbecile.

    What has NATO got to do with this? I doubt one of our ships was responsible for causing those deaths on the Pakistan border. Anyway I am talking about non-military ships and many of those connected with the drilling continue to use Brazilian ports and the oil charter flight continues to use Brazilian airspace. As the sealion find is likey to be in the shopping list of the oil majors soon then Brazil will be making a pile of cash as the equipment for development transits it's open ports.

    How does it feel to receive worthless verbals from your neighbours and then to watch them act in contravention of those verbals? He he!

    Nov 29th, 2011 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    yes sure, why not just say the true, someone is really really worried about some nuclear sub do to their colonial plans for the future of south America and the oil reserves... someone's party is about to get really loud maybe the ecomomic situation in UK is soo bad that they had to close the office in Iran to send this dude to Brazil, I am now sure that Malvinas Argentina will be used as a base to attack the rest of Latin America, don't take my word for it, watch the play.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 12:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    hey costilla beef you seem to be getting angry
    non military ships and also non british flag ships, arent norway and denmark ships those arriving to Br for the drilling?

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    How did you know that we have nuclear silos on the Falklands?
    And how do you know about our plans to conquer ALL of South America?
    Someone has spoken out of turn. Damn!
    Business is business, malen. You could have been part of it, but.........well you know what Nestór did.
    Silly, silly man.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10 Isolde. You're not supposed to talk about the underground and undersea bases. You know that! And WHY are you talking about our plans for South American conquests? You know that Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay are really on our side. Now don't get silly and mention how they provide bases and refuelling facilities. And do try to keep up with what is in the security notices. Torpedos and submarines MUST be referred to as “fish” and “fishing”. Missiles MUST be referred to as “penguins”. Chemical weapons MUST be referred to as “oil” or “gas”. Bases MUST be referred to as “rigs”. Try not to let on that all of the real oil rigs have a nuclear submarine resting on the bottom below them. Or that the fake “decommissioning” of our Trafalgar-class submarines seems to have worked. At least 4 are now in their secret undersea bases beneath the Falklands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. And all their Tomahawks are pre-programmed for BA. It is expected that the new Airbus Voyager MRTTs will start operations next year with each inbound aircraft accompanying 4 additional Typhoons. The Voyager flights are to be referred to as “regular flights from Brize Norton” and the Typhoons as “agricultural and industrial supplies”. If you can't get these basic security measures right, you'll have to go back to BA and resume pretending that you're queer. You are also omitting the security reminder from your reports. Remember that all documents must be marked “Prepared in proper English to avoid Argentine comprehension”. Please get it right in future or it's back to shoving dildos up Argie behinds.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    How talkative madness often is.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #11 Superb! Pity the Argies will not be able to understand proper english.

    #12 We have a saying in Britain regarding the subject of your comment, it goes like this:
    'It takes one to know one'

    Is this comment concise enough for you - think carefully before you reply.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    It's not a British saying only, you know. And I think anyone who's not crazy himself can spot trolls and otherwise mad people when he sees one; it's not me only. If you can't tell a normal person apart from a mad one, then the problem lies with you. :( Anyway, what are you doing on here? The last (and only time) I met you, you were having problems with multiplication problems. You should be concentrating your efforts on improving yourself rather than trying to discuss matters that are beyond the reach of your intellectual level.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Trolls from the UK are “superior”. It's impossible not laughing at them.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Here's a little tip, Argies. The operational range of a Tomahawk cruise missile is 1,550 miles. That's 2,500 km for the poor people. And the distance from the Falklands to BA is how far? In the 40s Germany built underground bases. Do you think the UK is incapable of doing the same? Do YOU know where our submarines are? We don't tell anyone. Capabilities of the Airbus Voyager are a matter of public record.

    Here's a tip. In 1982, you thought Britain wouldn't or couldn't launch a military operation to destroy your invasion force. Wrong! And how many more mistakes will you make? Trust us on this. Try again and every occupant of your country will die. Maggie thought about it, but now the British people will demand it. Stay away from our territories or take the consequences.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    ** 16 Con

    ** the yellow submarine** song was from you or americans ??

    my advise to you that to bomb(!) to Kiribati not Argentina !!

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 16 if that's true, then bring it on, b*tch! You're nothing but a bunch of daisies.

    Nov 30th, 2011 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @18 Xbarilox,
    l love it when you talk dirty like that!
    encore encore.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 03:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #14 Forgetit87 I had thought my final sentence may have given you a clue.

    Instead, you have fallen into the usual Argentinian diatribe against the person.

    Pathetic response.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    “you have fallen into the usual Argentinian diatribe against the person”

    Ah, the chutzpah!

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 19 ok, and when will we meet again? I miss you!

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    21Forgetit87 (#)

    That’s an uncharacteristically intelligent response for an Argentinean sympathiser, but why use a Jewish retort?

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 23 so you are now against Jews? what else can we expect from the likes of you? The worst.

    Dec 01st, 2011 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #24 Yet again you misrepresent the intent of the comment.

    Get back in your box, xbox, and leave the discussion to the grown-ups.

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    ChrisR & Forgetit87, might I refer you both to this article with respect to Conqueror's little “security breach” at #16

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #26 Rufus
    Thanks for that Rufus, I do infrequently use the :

    Dec 02nd, 2011 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit86

    He wished he was also parodying. I've seen enough of Conqueror to know that he's indeed extremism incarnate.

    Dec 03rd, 2011 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    *he was only

    Dec 03rd, 2011 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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