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Bolivia’s Morales takes distance from YPF/Argentina conflict and praises Repsol

Wednesday, April 18th 2012 - 01:05 UTC
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Bolivian president Evo Morales clearly took distance from Argentina’s expropriation of YPF, the Argentine affiliate of Spain’s Repsol which was announced on Monday and caused a major rift between Argentina and Spain and the European Commission. Read full article


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  • Britninja

    More deafening support for the Argies by their neighbours! It's heart-warming stuff

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    Is this news? Bolivia is a another country Mercopress. This is between Argentina and REPSOL, why would Bolivia be involved?

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britninja

    @2 The friction between Argentina and the UK over the Falklands didn't involve the rest of South America either, but that didn't stop the Malvinistas crowing when you thought you had their complete and total support lol. The double standards are so amusing.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 3 you really are feeling frustrated huh Put your anger aside and explain yourself.

    I love this song, listen to it, you'll like it too

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 01:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stefan

    @4 - He's right. What the hell did the Falklands have to do with Venezuela and Ecuador? NOTHING. What you're seeing now is Morales trying to claw his way out of the imploding Chavezsphere, with its leader one heartbeat away from Hell, and KFC seemingly going through political convulsions! I do like watching little Evo fight for survival, even though he has the brains of a tree frog. It's like watching a puppy tied to a heater, desperately trying to get away.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    And the Idiots brits,believes mercoPINOCHIO!
    The news is Morales supports cristina for the Petroleum take over
    Morales alaba a Fernández por expropiar YPF tras decir no afecta a Bolivia
    Also Mujica congratulates Cristina for the petroleum nationalization,and crtisizes EU imperialism
    MAny Spaniards also support Argentina's move.
    Poor deluded brits pirates.....Morales criticised Argentina,for not nationalizing the petroleum ,much earlier...AHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAH

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 04:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KFC de Pollo

    I like Evo, He may be a bit naive politically but he knows when a boluda like cristina makes a huge and silly mistake.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Got to love poster 6 - there's reality and there's the odd, warped version of reality only known to Malviner01.

    To claim Spaniard's support Argentina is ridiculous in the extreme, have you been reading their press by any chance? They have about zero support.

    I've seen them calling for the EU to impose sanctions on Argentina, them to get expelled from the WTO, G20 and every other body as well as banning soya and meat imports... The list goes on.

    These claims of support must be in the same vein as Mavliner01 claiming the whole world supports Argentina on the Falkland's issue.

    It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 06:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    The poison-coca-dwarf left the Summit of the Americas arm in arm with KFC and now decided that was a foolish idea as she completely destroys her relationship with the Spanish mothership.

    “I’m convinced that it won’t influence at all in Bolivia because our agreements signed with those corporations and because of the trust existent between the governments of Spain and Bolivia”.”

    Even Morales knows business is all about trust, something that the Argentinians know nothing about. No one trusts an Argie.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 07:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Trust an Argentine? Morales is finally waking up to the reality of the emerging pariah state. He'd be wise to distance himself from CFK's Malvinas policy too - only one winner in that, and not CFK!

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Trustworthy Argentine IS oxymoron.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bubba

    Evo may act like an illiterate coca chewing featherhead at times, but he knows what side of his toast is buttered and by whom. CFK has just stopped taking her anti-psycotic meds and is slipping back into madness..

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    To claim Spaniard's support Argentina is ridiculous in the extreme, have you been reading their press by any chance? They have about zero support.

    nazixect: DO you have Spanish friends???? Well I have many.They understand,it is a sovereing decision....Only the brits pirate mentality,since they always steal from somebody else,can not understand that......AHAHAHAHAH
    Just get out of uk,they will smash you for all the wrong doing in the past and present......
    AHAHHAAHAHA Bye bye,pirates brits

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Harry Stamper

    @13 What the hell are you puffing on? (probably your mate !)'

    Please post something that is logical, makes sense and allows a critical thoughtful reply.

    Not something about AHAHAH - have you trapped your tongue in the door?

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    It really is better to ignore Malvinero1.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @14 You need to be more specific. You may mean yerba mate or, more likely, coca mate. But, given the “sexuality” of most argies, it would probably best to stick with “bend-over friend”.

    Malvinero1 is a typical “goolieless” example!

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DJ56

    First Mexico, now Bolivia.

    Presumably only Venezuela and Cuba support this totally counterproductive move?

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob


    Please do not forget North Korea and Argentina going down the pan.

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    We heard today,
    1, Spain is considering how to respond positively but aggressively
    2, Argentina has been urged by Venezuela, to [wait for it]
    Nationalise the British companies who deal in oil, and Nationalise
    The oil Riggs, and thus put argentine officials on board .

    That’s what we hears .

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Theres a difference between having a good relationship with a company in one country and supporting it acting like speculators in another country. Like so much on here this really isn't news, just noise and bias

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    “the new constitution was approved, and the new contracts, investment accelerated and rapidly picked up”
    This was not the case in Argentina because repsol invested in mexico and Brazil And didn't meet Their contractual agreements with the Argentine state.

    Apr 20th, 2012 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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