Bolivian president Evo Morales said the Malvinas Islands are Argentine and gave full support to his peer Cristina Fernandez siding with Mercosur in the dispute with the UK over the South Atlantic Islands sovereignty and the latest decision to bar all Falklands flagged vessels from regional ports.
“The Malvinas are Argentine. That is why we support the decision from the Argentine people, the Argentine government and from their president” said Morales in a release from the Palacio Quemado, seat of the Executive branch.
Morales made the statement during a political rally with a union of women peasants in Cochabamaba, to the east of the capital La Paz.
The Bolivian president described the latest statement from Foreign Secretary William Hague as “blackmail” who called on Mercosur countries not to support Argentina’s efforts to bar vessels flying the Falklands’ flag from South American ports.
“We support, we are associates with Argentina in the defence of the dignity, sovereignty of South America, Argetnin and the struggle to recover the Malvinas for Argentina”, added the Bolivian leader, the first indigenous to become elected president.
Last December during the Mercosur summit in Montevideo, full members and associate members supported a resolution barring all vessels with Falklands’ flag from docking in regional ports in support of Argentina’s claim over the Falklands and other South Atlantic Islands.
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ah yes i wondered when Bolivia's cheaper and even more whiny version of Hugo Chavez was going to chip in.Jan 14th, 2012 - 07:31 am 0
still given his recent violent suppression of natives in Bolivia who oppose the construction of a highway through their land which will likely pour cash into his pockets and those of his minions, he is familiar with the the illegal subjugation, suppression and disenfranchisement of innocents in their own land.
on the other hand given his piss poor ratings i doubt he will be around for next years continuation of south america's zero real support for argentina policy, so maybe we should cherish his attempt to get favors from another destitute third world nation as the comedy that they truly are
I think you are a little like conqueror in pain or something.Have you ever uttered a positive word amywhere anytime to anyone even the one girlfriend who imagined you capable of anythingJan 14th, 2012 - 08:18 am 0
Well no British flagged ships will be turning up in Bolivia's ports. I think the Peruvian - Chilean - Bolivian arm of LatAM would be an interesting example of cooperation to watch.Jan 14th, 2012 - 08:48 am 0