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Timerman corrects Astori: relations with Uruguay are going through ‘a good moment’

Thursday, May 9th 2013 - 05:19 UTC
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Argentine Foreign minister Hector Timerman said that relations with Uruguay are going through “a good moment”, contrary to recent statements from Uruguayan Vice-president Danilo Astori, and described as ‘false’ the information that two Falklands’ flagged fishing vessels had called into Uruguayan ports. Read full article


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  • Ayayay

    Hey, Argentina knows how Uruguay feels better than Uruguay!

    May 09th, 2013 - 05:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I guess the opinions regarding their relationship depends on whether you are the fucker or the fuckee

    May 09th, 2013 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    “relations with Uruguay are going through ‘a good moment’”.

    He followed on to say “the earth is flat, CFK is a successful lawyer, I have competently organised many parties in breweries and inflation is 10%. And the Malvinas opium of the people is not a smokescreen to deflect attention away from an imploding country caused entirely by its cretinous government. Oh no”.

    May 09th, 2013 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Who do we believe when it comes to the subject of Uruguay?

    A Uruguayan senoir politician or Argentinas senior clown?

    May 09th, 2013 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Better Timmerman than Astori, thats for sure. And he's more likely to become a President too =)

    May 09th, 2013 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @5 - BK

    Just what Argentina needs, another useless thieving lying sod in charge of them.

    But the dollar is currently trading at 10.45-1. Soon Argentinians will wake up and begin scrambling for even more US dollars, and the exchange rate will rise. Probably 11-1 or 12-1 by the end of the week?

    Who knows, maybe the damn will finally break and it'll be hitting 25-1 or 30-1.

    Whichever way you look at it CFK has screwed Argentina over big style.

    As the late Great Maggie once said: The problem with socialism is that you will eventually run out of other people's money.

    And here it is for Argentina. Cristina has robbed the pensions of millions of Argentines, she's robbed the Central Bank, she's robbed the Reserves, and now there is nothing left.

    And she honestly thinks that people would just willingly give up the few dollars that they've managed to keep her thieving hands off so far?

    By the way, Uruguay knows whats best for Uruguay. Argentina can't even look after itself, doesn't even know what's happening in their own country (head in sand syndromes), so they would certainly not know anything about Uruguay.

    May 09th, 2013 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Vessels that are registered to fly the FI flag have of course continued to call in both uruguay and Chile - they happen to also be entitled to fly the Uk merchant marine red ensign - or in the case of Spanish vessels they can also fly the Spanish flag.
    What a twit he his!

    May 09th, 2013 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #6 When has Timmerman ever even been accused of thieving?!

    May 09th, 2013 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Does Oxygen count?

    If it does, he is a right larcenist!

    May 09th, 2013 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    Timerman corrects Astori: relations with Uruguay are going through ‘a good moment’

    Oh no it isn't........Oh yes it is........Oh no it isn't...........oh yes it is........
    Oh no it isn't........Oh yes it is........Oh no it isn't...........oh yes it is........
    Oh no it isn't........Oh yes it is........Oh no it isn't...........oh yes it is........
    Oh no it isn't........Oh yes it is........Oh no it isn't......and so it goes on!!!

    May 09th, 2013 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @8 - BK

    Like the rest of CFK's administration he has millions of US dollars stuffed in off-shore bank accounts. Money stolen through bribery, corruption and just out right theft.

    That money belongs to the people of Argentina.

    Marx would be spinning in his grave at the thought that these nobbers call themselves socialists.

    May 09th, 2013 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    Malvinas Peoples:
    A million signatures for bilateral dialogue:

    Peoples Malvinas “seeks to give social depth of continental mass to the Cause Falklands.'s One million signatures will be presented to the UN Secretary General, looking” people fill the UN “to highlight the crisis of representation system this international organization, highly conditioned by geopolitical bids of the permanent members of the Security Council, especially the UK.'s one million signatures aims to create a political precedent in an international organization where ”people” does not take place, but whose decisions seriously affect their long-term collective future. Y Malvinas is a question of the future.

    See the following link:

    May 09th, 2013 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    12 - Raul

    There are no Malvinas peoples.

    There are only the people of the Falkland Islands, and they have very recently told Argentina to foxtrot oscar.

    You can present the UN Secretary General will 1 million signatures, or 2 million signatures, but that won't make the UN turn their backs on the UN Charter.

    Besides, just what does your post have to do with Uruguay/Argentine worsening relations?

    May 09th, 2013 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    Comment removed by the editor.

    May 09th, 2013 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 Frank


    4 reality check

    It’s a close call between the two of them!

    5 BK

    Now you really ARE taking the piss.

    12 Raul

    Usual off post bollocks again I see.

    May 09th, 2013 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5 Tinman as president? Hahahahahahaha. Does he know where the land ends and the sea begins? But we mustn't forget that he “exposed” the British militarisation of the South Atlantic. With a garrison of troops that has only reduced over the last 31 years. An on-station patrol vessel permanently in place and a regular visit by a frigate or destroyer for a tour. Four combat aircraft that have been replaced over time with newer aircraft. A couple of Sea King helicopters and a C130 Hercules. Militarisation, hah! And didn't he also “expose” the Vanguard class ballistic missile submarine's presence with nuclear weapons? Except that it turned out, if present at all, to be a Trafalgar class fleet submarine incapable of carrying nuclear weapons. Oh yes, and wasn't there his “piece de resistance”? Boarding a USAF aircraft and “seizing” items being sent to argieland for training purposes. As well as medicinal drugs from first-aid kits. Yep, I agree. “Tinman for president!” That should get argieland more wars than it knows what to do with. Not that you care, of course. Being nowhere near the place and only interested in getting inside Kirchner's 60-year old knickers. Yuk!
    @12 More trash. Is the UN short of toilet tissue? But I had a look at your links. Unfortunately, seems to be filled with that gibberish only spoken (?) by poor people. Let us know when, if ever, you can provide a link to something in a “proper” language. I did look at your second comment. But, since it was just a repeat of the first, I reported it for abuse. I'm considering reporting you for abuse. Inappropriate, pointless and a troll. What do you “think”?

    May 09th, 2013 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    When the dictorial idiot speaks,
    only the brain washed listens,

    the rest just laugh..

    May 09th, 2013 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Must be open day at the asylum......

    May 09th, 2013 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    12 Rau

    The Islanders have just gone through an exercise of self-determination, with Argentine a cquiescence. Which invokes the following a legal principle. The effect of is to put up or shut up. It's not a sufficiency to issue public statements, if you don't use the courts to oppose you have no legal claim.

    legal acquiescence

    The common law doctrine of estoppel by acquiescence is applied when one party gives legal notice to a second party of a fact or claim, and the second party fails to challenge or refute that claim within a reasonable time. The second party is said to have acquiesced to the claim, and is estopped from later challenging it, or making a counterclaim.

    III. Scopes of acquiescence and recognition, and the materialisation of estoppel

    By either acquiescing in or recognising the otherwise illegal act of a State as in
    conformity with existing international law, the acquiescing or recognising State(s) are precluded from later denying the legality of such act.

    Make it 40 million it makes no difference it's a legal issue, therefor it doesn't lend itself to vox populi solutions.

    May 09th, 2013 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tapestry-of-grapes

    So, Timmerman makes himself fat trading on other people's misery, and we're expected to believe him because of his supposedly religiously-supported morality?

    Urm... what!

    May 09th, 2013 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    20 tapestry-of-grapes

    Yes, he is clearly a Jewish capitalist with RC leanings while kneeling to Mecca to support the Muslims in Iran.

    I suppose the N. Koreans are atheists, so we had better add that as well.

    May 09th, 2013 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    ”Better Timmerman than Astori, thats for sure. And he's more likely to become a President too =)”

    If Timmidman becomes president that will be brilliant for UK and FI as he will take Argentina even further down the road to disintegration thanCFK. I will feel sorry for the many Argentines who don't care JS about the Falklands, (only in their country being run better )but if they are really stupid enough to vote for Timmidman................

    “Malvinas Peoples:
    A million signatures for bilateral dialogue:”

    The Argentines have been offered bilateral dialogue with the Islanders several times in the past year and turned it down.

    Also if none of these people signing this petition are born in the Falkland Islands the UN will just laugh at you and flush the petition down the kharzi, in other words the petition is irrelevent.

    If £1 million British people signed a petition to have India back into British hands the UN would tell Britain to FO due to self-determination of the Indian people.

    May 09th, 2013 - 10:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    You all have it wrong, Astori actually said, that “My Queen Cristina is out of touch with reality. She is not aware that we are in the XXIst century and she follows the Peronist tradition of the United Argentina.”

    May 10th, 2013 - 01:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tapestry-of-grapes

    Surely Timmerman pays his mortgage for his houses in NYC in US dollars? His family, friends and synagogue buddies like Paul Singer all live in the USA and so I'm finding it difficult to understand if he's going to be repatriating all the US dollars he owns as a part of the whitewash money-laundering plan?

    Or is he going to choose not to repatriate them? Which is it?

    May 10th, 2013 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Tinman has no American Dollars in hiding as he's a loyal member of the CFK government. Your outrageous accusation that he's stupid enough to repatriate what ever few millions of pocket money he inadvertently left with his aunt in Manhatten is pure speculation. ...I 'm sure he has a few greenbacks stuffed under some mattresses in Switzerland as well...

    May 10th, 2013 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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