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Ambassador Castro delivered credentials to Queen Elizabeth in ‘warm meeting’

Wednesday, October 17th 2012 - 03:41 UTC
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Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alicia Castro, delivered on Tuesday her credentials to Queen Elizabeth II in a meeting deemed as “warm,” that will help improve bilateral relations between both countries. Read full article

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  • Arifu_Gobakuwi

    In other news, earlier today I suffered from borborygmus.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 03:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • so_far

    Nice dress and colours the Queen choose......freudian slip anyone ?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 03:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GastonBaires

    Hahhaha My god, that's a good obe from the Queen!
    Sweet!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 05:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    How nice, The Queen wears Argie turquoise while Ambassador Castro wears the blue of the Falklands in return. Very diplomatic of them both.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 05:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    @4 ... 'blue of the falklands, and a comedy hat'.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Protocol prevents mentioning that the air hostess bored the Queen on the subject of the Falkland Islands for as long as she could .
    The Queen does not need to be reminded about Britain's contribution to Argentina :
    1811/17 : Argentine Navy created by British mercenaries
    1820 : First country to recognize the Provincias Unidas de Buenos Aires
    then :
    Established beef /cereal/ sheep farming
    Railways
    Ports
    Telegraph /Telephones/Gas/Electricity
    Meat packing industry
    The first underground outside the UK
    The Bolsa ( Stockmarket )
    Introduced football /rugby/cricket/polo/hockey/tennis
    Timekeeping ( Hora inglesa )
    Honesty ( Palabra de Ingles )
    Till 1930 Argentina was virtually a British colony and the 7th richest country in the World.
    1946 : Peron comes to power with an avowed anti British and anti American agenda .
    1948 : He pays the British the equivalent today of U$S3Bn for the railways . Had he waited 2 years , they would have been handed over for nothing .
    2012 : After 70 years of Peronism your flagship is held hostage by a 3rd rate African country because the country is too poor to pay the hedge fund that owns it .
    Happy “17 de Octubre”.
    Vivan los Ingleses .

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • J.A. Roberts

    Doors to manual and cross-check...

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DanyBerger

    I guess she forgot to mentions Pirates, Liars and the good for nothing lazies with houses looking prefab from the shantytowns...

    BTW good news.

    Argentina 2 Chile 1
    Chile and Uruguay accepts Argentine pesos from tourist
    Spain lifted the ban on Bio-diesel.
    7D even closer

    Viva Peron! ha ha

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    Is that why they want to put the Argie flights back towards the Falklands, so Castro has a job to go to when they realise she can't conduct diplomacy for toffee?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LightThink

    Ambassadora had to deliver her letter to Prime Minister not to Queen.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @2

    Nope, the Queen wore this colour as a mark of respect. That is the benefit of having an apolitical head of state...

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Alicia was begging HM not to send any more members of her family to the Falklands as their power gives Argentinians nightmares, especially unarmed helicopter pilots.

    They would be in real trouble if a member of the Royal family turned up to fly a Eurofighter.
    @9
    Quite possibly but as she keeps calling them the Malvinas the pilot would get lost and land somewhere else.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    @8 You mean the ONLY good news .
    Libertad still stuck in Ghana
    Most of Buenos Aires /La Pampa/Santa Fe flooded : No retenciones to live off next year , bio diesel or grain .
    Inflation 30% and rising
    Argentina's credit rating still the low
    Still have to play Brazil , or will you switch the lights off again ?
    Futbol para todos ? Futbol para nadie !

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @10

    Please explain why she should have delivered her letter to the Prime Minister rather than the Head of State. You're wrong, but I'd still like to hear your explanation.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LightThink

    14
    becouse
    the virtual leader is Prime Minister not Queen in UK.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Welsh Wizard

    @15

    He does not have this power under our constitution

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 10:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fedaykin

    The Welsh Patagonian's are not British Expats! This is an excuse used by the Argentines for saying the Falkland Islanders could happily live under Argentine rule!

    An Expatriate is someone who lives in a country they are not a citizen of! The Welsh Patagonian's are Argentine! They left Britain in 1865 and moved as far as possible away from the United Kingdom rejecting their British citizenship and eventually becoming Argentinian citizens!

    It is not fair to count them in the Argentine British expatriate community when by their own decision they decided to move to Patagonia and become citizens of Argentina!

    Ironically the Welsh Patagonian's want more links with Wales now...maybe they regret their decision now the Argentine economy is a basket case!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 Unsurprising! Perhaps you should eat something other than bananas. And walk instead of swinging from trees. Another 50 or 60 years and you might start to evolve.
    @8 What's your problem? The history of your cesspit started with two pirates. Jewett and Vernet. Aren't you proud?
    @10 & 15 You are called “LightThink” because your non-existent brain weighs nothing?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gustbury

    THIS OLD LADY IS MADE OF STONE? NEVER DIES . CARLITOS STILL WAITING YOUR TURN!! HAHAHAHA

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • saphira

    @2 no Freudian slip,the colour is Wedgewood blue,the photo does not show the true colour

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SuzzieUSA

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    @21 - I'm sure Alicia will take your advice on what to tell the Queen, right after she has consulted you for tips on how to do grace and dignity.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Oh good gracious, THAT HAT! Does that bimbo have any advisors? I think they should've sent the old hooker they just hired as the cultural minister.

    Is there any country that takes Argentina seriously?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elio_0j0s_Amarillos

    @6

    Every single one of your “contributions” is a provable lie, jajaja. You must be really desperate for some extoling gestures from Argentines. ]

    Half of those “contributions” are very simply such a stretch that it's painful to read, how a lowly brit is trying to aggrandize his importance in argie history. Seriously... “English timekeeping”? Anyone ever heard of that? An then, ports, honesty? British contributions? Tell me who is the Brutish officially credited with inventing honesty and “ports”? Hahahahahaha.

    And the other half of that list were indeed contributions, contributions of the Argentines to the British, since things such as railroads and the others were a simple matter of privates seeking profit, nothing bilateral about it.

    We have an anti-American, anti-British agenda because we Latins can't stand you, the lying, murderours, hypocritical, and pervish people that you are, in Central America you are dispised as well. Why can't you just accept that and move along? Do I need to gouge your eye ball with my desert spoon to make you an example?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    @23 yankeeboy (#)
    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:35 pm

    I am not sure Argentina takes Argentina seriously.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elio_0j0s_Amarillos

    @25

    Whatever you Motel-Sheet skins say, you still writhe with frustration that no one in Latin America likes your kind.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You latins are anti American and anti British because we work and you slack.
    Your last statement makes no sense because you cannot do that. Go back up your sa jungle tree and eat a banana. What tribe are you from elio?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elio_0j0s_Amarillos

    @27

    Sure you work you Casper Pelt, we work to produce the coke and heroin that you gringoos sniff by the ton, then you work it out in your offices, killing some of the coworkers in the process, and then go to the bar get drunk go home eat Cheetohs, beat the wify, then do it all over again the next morning.

    Enjoy your life Casper, we latins are laughing to the bank and you'd probably die from OD like all gringoos, and I'll still be making my cash and travelling the world, thank you AmeriKKa!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    It is so sad to see the kids hooked on paco in Argentina, emaciated filthy kids juggling, begging, selling trinkets or themselves all over BA, in shopping areas, street corners, stop lights.
    It is very very sad
    and it will only get worse as the economy continues into its depression

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elio_0j0s_Amarillos

    I guess knowing poor kids are druggies like oneself does ease the pain a tad. hahaha.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Toby, where are you from today?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 02:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @26
    “you still writhe with frustration that no one in Latin America likes your kind.”

    No we don't. We laugh at Argentina because although you are a great county with great resources and potential, you spend more timem trying to steal other people's land tahn trying to run your own country competently therefore a tiny government (FIG) with 3000 people can run its country better than Argentina, though to be fair Chile and Brazil do OK.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elio_0j0s_Amarillos

    Britgringoo, last time I checked my name is Elio. What Toby?

    It's not sniffy time yet. Oh and let me be the first one to let you know we've decided to jack up the price by 40%. I know you'll pay anyway... thanks for that, I needed another vacation. I love Santa Ana, El Salvador but Cozumel does beckon.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG-American

    WARNING
    SuzzieUSA is impositor, stealing my identity.
    Ingnore what this wimp says. I am never be rude about the Queen. I love her with her nice dresses and hats and tea parties. Maybe she could help Alicia with her wardrobe style next time.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    “We have an anti-American, anti-British agenda because we Latins can't stand you, the lying, murderours, hypocritical, and pervish people that you are, in Central America you are dispised as well. Why can't you just accept that and move along? Do I need to gouge your eye ball with my desert spoon to make you an example.”
    Oh dear, I will probably go off my food and start suffering from insomnia, worrying about what he/she thinks about me.
    Nah, serious though, what makes him/her think I give a flying fuck! about what he/she or anyone else thinks about me.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    @33
    New identity Mr TTT?
    @34
    Hey Sussie! I can see you!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Elio is the new toby.....arifu was over whelmed. Nice to see the brown boy indians finally admitting they are druggies. Ashame that the rg's didn;t get all the indians.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Arifu, is busy putting up a web site for his jade and obsidian jewelry store.

    Funny these new nicks are only lasting a couple days now. He must be getting tired of keeping the stories straight.

    I find it very odd Uruguay is selling their Embassy in BA, Argentina is their largest trading partner. Seems odd to downsize and sell the building. I wonder what they are seeing that we don't. Cutting ties one by one? FTA with USA? Hmm I wonder....

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • THEMan

    @33 Tobias stick to your original nick, or you'll have none by the end of today

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LightThink

    16 ,, 18

    Hhhmmmm

    You say British Prime Minister is nothing.

    You,English have character problem.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    38 yankeeboy (#)
    Oct 17th, 2012 - 04:38 pm

    I think that Pepe realizes that if he can flog the Uruguayan Embassy before the bottom finally falls out of the market, he can rent another place much cheaper than the upkeep on the building they've got!!!!!!!!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I think one by one the other SA, save for venezula, will start washing their hands of argentina

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Teaching the english diplomacy just got easier. Argentine diplomacy 101 can be a useful tool for UK ambassadors everywhere, Chile in particular.
    http://www.gregpalast.com/the-globalizer-who-came-in-from-the-cold/
    I hope she told the queen to get the british illegal aliens out of Islas Malvinas Argentina and allow them back into UK as any good diplomat would.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Giorgio_O._Tsoukalos

    So, how many of the hate-Argentina crowd here are in fact non other than the Mercopress staff! hahaha.

    I knew many of you had to be when I saw how lines of attack against Argentina suggested in comments would then appear “magically” as new stories in their own right. I even suggested such a story putting Argentina negatively once, and behold it then appeared later in the day!

    hahahaha. I'm not saying it's bitter Brits but...

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    @45
    Mr TTT Why don't you just stick to the one name?

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Schizophrenia, classic case!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CR

    @ 46 Isolde=Conor Luden-Brown

    TTT has the rights to do anything he wants...
    ....why don't you learn to express your comments in english like he does?....
    TTT english is very impresive....the best!
    Viva TTT!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    @48
    You really are sad aren't you? Don't bother answering that or replying in any way, your existence is a drain on my thinking time.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CR

    @ 49 “Mrs” Isolde....

    No one cares what Isolde= Conor= says....
    or what the UK Team says...
    The UK Team has made this mercopress web page = a Port-A-John = to dump crap.....
    heheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ynsere

    Yankeeboy @ 38
    Just for the record, Argentina is now in third place. Uruguay's most important trading partners are Brazil and Venezuela, by quite a large margin. The less we depend on trade and tourism from Argentina, the better off we'll be. Even Venezuela is preferable as a trading partner, notwithstanding the distance and comedy-politics.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CR

    @51 Isolde
    Oh! my....what? a bigger crap yet?
    puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuf
    The UK team STINKS!

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Giorgio_O._Tsoukalos

    Funny how Argentina has dropped trade with Mercosur, Europe, UK, and North America, and China like a stone, and yet the country still runs.

    Either they are incredibly resourceful, or those other countries produce absolutely nothing necessary for humanity to survive.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ProRG_American

    I am sure that if the Queen would visit Argentina and live there for a while that she would realize that she has been fed a bill of goods when she notices how peaceful and joyus Argentines really are. Heck, I'd bet she would just stay and and forget about her palace.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    bad dress, haircut and terrible hatttttttttttttttttt
    do we spend money so this woman can buy this things???
    perhaps it was hired.

    Oct 17th, 2012 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @53
    Like the Argentine ship that a month ago threatened an unarmed civilan fishing boat in Falkland waters but ran away when the lightly armed Falkland Islands patrol vessel challenged it.

    Peaceful? Pah!

    Oct 18th, 2012 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    You have to admire our beloved Queen as she talks to all sorts of wackos who come to present their credentials without laughing in their faces.

    She is the epitome of elegance in the face of Argentine crap.

    Oct 18th, 2012 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    “Whatever you Motel-Sheet skins say, you still writhe with frustration that no one in Latin America likes your kind.”
    That's just a lie I've been to Chile half a dozen times and got on famously with the people, also I've only met one that thought the islands should belong to Argentina.

    Oct 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @43
    “I hope she told the queen to get the british illegal aliens out of Islas Malvinas Argentina and allow them back into UK as any good diplomat would.”

    And as a 'great' respector of human rights and indigenous populations, about 90% of Argentina will be repatriated to Europe leaving the Amerindians their rightful country-if Europe will have you back....

    Oct 18th, 2012 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • britonskare

    skru da kueen!
    lol

    Oct 19th, 2012 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68Zhivago

    @41 Simon who?
    Hey i agree i said skur da UK kueen 2
    lol

    Oct 21st, 2012 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Looks like a nice meeting, good to see the Quenn isn't part of the anti-Argie crowd unlike some of her more misled admirers, and a very nice chic hat on Alicia I must say =) Maybe if Cristina doesn't stand again she might be doing more of these meetings after 2015 back in Buenos Aires, in the Head of State role herself =)

    Oct 25th, 2012 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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