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Mercosur supports Argentina: bans access to all Falklands/Malvinas flagged vessels

Wednesday, December 21st 2011 - 05:53 UTC
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Mercosur member countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) finally agreed Tuesday to close its ports to ships flying the flag of the disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands, announced Uruguay's president at the closing of the group’s two-day summit in Montevideo. Read full article


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  • O gara

    The noose tightens more.every day for the illegal occupation.CFKS Chilean visit in January the next tightening of the screw.Cameron the poor fool doesnt realize that they can do nothing as long as South American integration continues.Intelligent ones like Geoffrey see it while they espouse the opposite but as time continues.and Mercosur integration continues the days are numbered

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Yawn !

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Very promising redhoyt that you are resigned to your fate.Very encourageing indeed

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Oh dear, Ogara.Oh deary-me.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Subuve

    You guys forget we are British we can survive with out our vessel's going into your ports ...............all I can say that you are a bunch of bullying F^&**( we can stand alone and will do so.......................CK is only after any money the oil will bring grabbing plastic B%^&** guess she needs it for her plastic surgery.................. we should ban any Argie's from coming in NOW ....gosh me using such a dirty word so early in the morning...

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Ogara- Wh di you think the reference is in there about in conformity with International law/ Tell you why shall I - it neatly allows any mercosur country to allow FI flagged vessels in if it chooses to do so - because refusing to do so would indeed be against Int law - at least 3 UN based ones for a start.
    I am talking about UN Conventions- NOT non binding stuff from the 24 Committee and GA conferences.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Bored with the shiite (Mercopress - its a religious group - honest) coming out of the south Cone and the Marvinistas.

    Nothing effective from what I can see !

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Subuve i have to admire the City they brainwash their planters oh so well.But the end is nigh poor boy because the City will be much more pragmatic than you when the time comes.You should really begin your Spanish lessons now it really is a beautiful language and you might free yourself from all those inhibitions.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Subuve

    O GARA me hacies reir sabes nada de nada.............

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 09:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Wish Ecuador and Surinam would join Mercosur and kick Argentina out.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    be careful on the likely changing of their flag to Panama/Liberia ones.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    This is not going to have a very big impact on the Falklands!! it is nothing more than a minor inconvenience as very little trade exists between the Falklands and South America!!!!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 10:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #5 you already van most Argentine's as well as 90% of the worlds visitors from entering, it's called imigration laws and visa prerequisite.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rosarino

    Papamoa: no impact, is ok.
    I don´t know why the ambassador of UK is complain like a parrot in the Uruguayan embassy ;)

    But thing is, more and more countries is support our claim, and more and more believe in our rigths over Malvinas-

    First vessels, then war ships, then fligths, then ..... who knows? ONU support maybe ?

    No matters what, if you are Malvinense, you are welcome here- we don´t hate you... you are a victime of england policy-

    Peace and Regards..... ;)

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    The UK ambassador complained because it is against International law!!!!!

    Also the fact that it will not effect trade on the Falklands and will push the Islands further away from SA by these restrictive rules!!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #15 file a complain with UN and wait as Argentina is being doing for years. there is nothing wrong with inforcing the law of the land.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • M_of_FI

    Rosarino, we are not a victim of English policy, we are a victim of Argentine aggression. If you have a problem with the English, then ban their ships, why pick on a country of 3,000 people? Cowards springs to mind...

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Without doubt, Mujica is not only frightened but also senile. Never mind, Uruguay, you are on our list. we will get around to securing your freedom eventually. Since you are doing nothing to help yourself, even you don't think it's that important. On the other hand, if you were to execute Mujica for treason and get a proper leader with balls...........

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    just prove you are cleverier than they are, change from falklands reg,, to UK reg, and the bann fails, does it not .

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Aren't they just repeating what they've already said, years ago? FI ships were already banned.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    @16 Pie-rat
    You are right there is nothing wrong with enforcing the law ! thats why the UK ambassador is meeting uruguay to formally lodge a complaint!!!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Subuve me.alegro que hablas Español va a ser mas facil para vos.
    What law is papamoa talking about the falklands.island flag has as many countries who recognize its exiatence as Tlon or maybe even Ugbar

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    Mr. Mujica can be flying without a plane......he hasn´t balls enough to face CFK....or is he receiving some in return?????

    Fortunately, Chile is not entering into that “club”.... we are friends with them but also with others countries, so MERCOSUR ...not so close to be burnt nor too far to be frozen.....

    Ah, we acomplish the international laws, so we accept the calls on our ports of any flagged vessels, including the Falklands Islands ones......

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    @23 CFK is visiting Chile in Jan... guess what issue she´ll be addressing there?

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    24, Mr Pinochet(broke used car salesman) at 23 knows that very well and there isn't anything that he can do.

    Chilean group ‘Solidarity with Malvinas”
    “visited this week the Argentine legation in Santiago to meet Ambassador Ginés González Garcia and express their support for Argentina’s claim over the disputed Malvinas and other South Atlantic islands”

    Chilean President Piñera a few days 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”

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Errrr, I thought FI flagged vessels were banned from Uruguay ports. Clearly not this one:

    Dec 21st, 2011 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    25 Marcos Alejandro
    Perhaps you are slightly confused,
    Do you know the difference between?

    1, Solidarity
    2, allies .
    3, and neutrals
    I bet if and , when the day comes,
    Your so called friends, will choose [3]
    What say you, argie bargie

    Dec 22nd, 2011 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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