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Cristina Fernandez advances visit to Chile from September to January 25/26

Tuesday, December 13th 2011 - 23:21 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández will make an official visit to Santiago to meet with her Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera at the end of January next year, it was announced Tuesday. Read full article


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  • O gara

    These meetings are going to be very significant with regard to trade which has been increasing rapidly but also with regard to the Malvinas where the Chilean press has been reporting on one country two systems proposals coming from Santiago.
    Similar to Hong Kong except here with two democracies London and Buenos Aires will agree to a joint ownership over a long period and dual citizenship for the islanders

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 12:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanStanic

    The islanders can easily get it as James Peck did. They were born in Argentine soil.

    In any case, I think cooperation would be a really good thing. The British would save millions in defense, the hate feelings would eventually dissappear. And to be honest, you would profit more being able to use our infrastructure.

    After all, you want to be left alone to live in the Islands in your way. I tell you that it would be a fact. I live in an island and most of the time we do not even appear on news. To be honest the common Argentine is more concerned about you than us. For example, many think we live in igloos and that penguins walk around the streets.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 01:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    O'gaga - the joint sovereignty idea was rejected in the 70's.

    It has no hope of being accepted by the islanders now. Why should it? They have the right to determine their own future and British muscle to back that right up.

    Chile won't go out on a limb for Argentina. Chile doesn't trust Argentina that much !

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 01:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 3 Your desperation is completely understandable. Politicians, don't ya just love them? hahaha

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kiwisarg

    2 JuanStanic
    you forgot to mention Mr Alejandro Betts , he is ex bennys, at the moment he is Argentinen living Cordoba province.
    3 Roten you do not have any idea South America Politicians, of course Chile trust Argentina, Pinera is not Pinochet, mate and also he is prsidente of recently created CELAC, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States!! 33 countries, you understood, stop drinking, mate!!!!

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 02:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanStanic

    @3 Redhoyt
    The youth of Chile are the ones clearly in favour of Argentina. They as much as our youth believe in cooperation between our countries. I can safely say that in any discussion or problem, one of the first ones to answer the call would be Chile.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 02:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    3 Redhoyt
    Chilean president a few hours ago:

    “The position of the Chilean government is clear and firm: we back and support the right of Argentina, on legal and historic reasons, over the Malvinas and other adjoining islands”

    Get used to it :-)

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 04:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Marcos - Are you also getting used to the verbal support but watching your neigbours taking actions that contravene this “support”.

    Another rig is in the way, get used to it :-)

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 06:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanStanic

    @8 Beef
    Please lighten me with those contravening actions.

    For the rig I can only ask what company will use it.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 07:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Pinera, ! Rings a bell. Remind me!

    Oh yes, didn't he visit Britain last year? Did a deal or two?

    Something like that. Our warships don't seem to have a problem popping in there now. Even attended that naval do last year if I remember correctly.


    As for Chilean you - well that's just youth for you. Fortunately they grow up.

    Rig? That'll be FOGL I think -

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanStanic

    He can visit any country he wants. But he know their business is with us and with South America. The youth do even more so.
    Among the grown up, there is a both sides feeling of mistrust and even hate. With the youth on both sides we are entering a new era of cooperation and just friendly rivalry.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    The realities are that all the Latin American governments right or left have decided that regional integration is the route to avoid the worst effects of the crisis.This will be particularly important for Chile very dependant on the US and Europe.Chile indeed values its realtions with the city highly but right now it sees Mercosur as its salvation.So Chiles leaders want to keep the city and its new rich neighbour happy.Integration with Argentina will be a massive fillip to Chiles economy and it badly needs the infraestructure that will be developed if agreements are made in January

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Juan - with pleasure

    does Panama support you? The OG is Panama flagged.

    Does the US support you (Marcos thinks so)? The OG is US owned.

    Does Brazil support you? The oil exploration has been supplied by vessels that regualry call into Brazilian ports, flow test equipment etc. Even the OG herself and the crew spent a week in a Brazilian port enjoying the warm hospitality. How can Brazil support you if it is willing to profit from the exploration? We even have use of Brazilian airspace with that oil charter flight flying down from Miami :-)

    Brazil has large processing facilites used by international companies operating in FI waters. The Brazilian welcome these with open arms and those Koreans love that FI squid, yum!

    Uruguay is happy to host boat that are operating exclusively in FI waters and are even giving those boats advice on how to put up with Argentine hassle.

    Chile - they have a lot of economic ties with the FI and money from the Chilean workers on the islands is welcomed by their families back home. I see that LAN refers to their destination as Islas Falklands when en-route to the Islands.

    Regarding the rig currently on its way south. The two companies that have contracted it are Borders and Southern (BOR) and Falkland Oil & Gas (FOGL). I can send you the direct link to if you wish? You can watch its progress as it steams south to the South and East Falkland Basins.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    how much time & money does it costs long trips to brazil uruguay??
    extra money....waste waste
    and remember the decree, ask permission
    5) Nelson Gleadell (intendente de Pto San Julián, Sta Cruz, he supported Arg in the ONU), Guillermo Clifton (Sta Cruz), Derek Rozee, Martyn Clarke (played football here, dont think he is still here) a lot of people of Puerto San Julián malvinenses in Arg.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Malen - considering the Singapore gvt have already put their money where their mouth is then I think the oil tankers will go a lot further than Brazil when this beautiful stuff flows to market.

    Don't start that rubbish about costing more etc. Oil is shipped all accros the world from Saudi Arabia and economics of doing that and getting it around Africa don't appear to be a problem.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 10:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Beef, Urinehopper so far today 252.75 -16.13 (-6.01%)

    Another rig is in the way? Tell them to hurry up :-)))

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 04:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    I know Maros but I was looking for a 10% drop before my next top up followed by the bounce to top slice. I guess there just wasn't enough profit taking today.

    Decent entry point for a new holder with a long term strategy though. Perhaps you could pick some up if you could afford the brokers fees?

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanStanic

    Las acciones van a subir igual. Compra ahora que bajan. Sabelo que cada accion que tenes es una accion menos que ellos tiene.

    Dec 14th, 2011 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Thanks Juan but I don't buy stolen goods.

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Piñera can say alot of things, when it's B-job time again...
    acting is different, though...

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Dec 15th, 2011 - 01:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    barilox, I feel and always have felt south/latinamerican. Do you believe that considering that, we must back every bullshit that comes out of this continent?
    How childish and mediocre is that... and Piñera has a “strong” backening from it's people... NOT!

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    if I was to deside to loose money investing in Chile or earning money investing in UK, for what I seen and read from brits in this page I would 10000 times rather invest in Chile. nothing personal but europids have never being good with people, not even their own children.

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Valle Ricardo

    O gara#23
    “So Chiles leaders want to keep the city and its new rich neighbour happy”

    Who is the new rich neigbour?

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    nothing personal but europids have never being good with people, not even their own children.
    At least 10 indigenous children have died from malnutrition in north-west Argentina this year.

    Child Labor in Argentina
    Scars of poverty
    Christopher Smallwood

    A tiny boy no more than eight years old walks along ranks of stopped cars at Plaza Libertad in Buenos Aires. Face and hands dirty, hair disheveled, he asks for spare change. One window lowers, a hand stretches out to drop the requested gift into the boy's palm. The light changes. The cars drive on.

    Dec 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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