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Malvinas is a Latinamerican cause underlines Argentine Defence minister

Monday, August 19th 2013 - 18:24 UTC
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Argentina’s defence minister called on the peoples of Latinamerica to defend their natural resources and particularly the Malvinas Islands, ‘an ignominious colonial situation’ in the XXI century. Read full article


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  • CaptainSilver

    Rossi should stick to flogging ice cream. The Malvinas cause is for morons. As for the Malvinas veterans, they were the ones that ran away!

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    “If we unite...”

    More chance of finding Elvis and Lord Lucan sharing a drink at my local!

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    Honestly Argentina no one really gives a fark.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    “the San Martin army with soldiers from all social backgrounds” poor and black. Two thirds of San Martin's infantry were black (either slaves or freed slaves).

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    so Argentina will share the wealth.... Ha ha ha ha

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    No colonies in SA? Oh, good, they'll all be leaving then? I'll inform the various indiginous tribes, I'm sure they'll be happy after putting up with the sh*t from these mediterrenean rejects for so long.

    Aug 19th, 2013 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mr Ed

    Those veterans might include the criminals who unlawfully imprisoned the population of Goose Green in appalling conditions, defaecated in their homes and trashed them, and staged a mock execution in Port Stanley. I suspect that the prospect of explaining themselves to Gurkhas held them back from worse. Is that the 'thinking and legacy of San Martín'?

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 01:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Biguggy

    @ 7 Mr Ed
    You forgot to mention the criminal distribution of land-mines in unmapped locations, the criminal improper use of 'red cross' markings and the use of 'human shields' to prevent attacks. All actions to be really proud of!!

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 02:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    You are living in the past, so many celebrations of past heroic leaders, why keep looking back, look forward.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 03:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viva Las Falklands

    Proud!! Just like Germany can be proud of the Wehrmacht in World War II.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 03:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    San Martin!!! The great Argentine hero who was actually a Spaniard, born in Corrientes before Argentina was a glint in anybody's eye. Went to Spain when he was 7 years old. Fought in various Spanish wars but was then forced to resign his commission when he was outed as a British spy. Married a 14 year old girl when he was 34. Some hero, spy and paedophile.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 06:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zool

    Jesus the guys an idiot if he thinks everyone's going to fight his battles for him, Seriously just whats in it for them, pissing off one of the 5 big powers, being shutdown economically & going against the UN has never worked out well for anyone. I think he forgets most South American countries don't actually like Argentina's version of solidarity as it still has designs on quite a lot of their territory & breaks every agreement/treaty with them. They must love the fact the Crazy bitch spends most of her time chasing her tail over the Falklands so isn't bothering them.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 06:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    What an arsehole! Still reading from the PutridJelly script. And it's still crap. Rossi is going to have to explain how a group of islands discovered by Britain, with NO indigenous people, settled by Britain, fought for by Britain and still occupied by largely ethnically-British people with a considerable affinity to Britain and little interest in latam, is a “Latinamerica cause”. Colonialism anyone? Imperialism anyone? Demagoguery anyone? Fart-arse anyone?

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 08:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Digby chicken Ceaser

    Malvinas is a Latam cause = You do the fighting, we'll keep the precious, but we will give you a Sovereignty medal (no financial attachement included), when we lose, again.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dutchpy

    I think there is more reason and common sense for Paraguay to reclaim the territory lost to Argentina, Brasil and Bolivia.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    What they don't mention is British people did a lot of fighting in these South American independence wars.

    Yes I can just see all the South American Navies holding hands to sail against the Falklands and waiting to play 'run the sub gauntlet' and the ' how long can our combined aircraft last against a T45' game. Not to mention the exciting 'Test the Typhoon game' and not least, the' who's first to go ashore when they know the Para's are waiting for them?' game.
    Anyone imagine Rossi being at the front of the lead ship urging on his LATAM brothers-perhaps the Liberturd?

    I can just imagine the exhumed San Martin leading the charge and then, ”Feck, no one told me the Ghurkas were turning up-about turn.'

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    Tut tut......Argentina, still trying to drag other nations to join your mythical claim, still I would love to know what the unified Latam cause is, and not just Argentinas usual Bullshit.
    Expanisonism?? Resource stealing?? Breaching of UN Human rights???
    All of the above??

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kirk Nelson

    Malvines are not Argentina cause and of course Malvines are not Latin American cause either.
    Please, let us be open and transparent at all times.
    Argentina's Minister of Defense is asking to Latin American countries for unity and support on the Malvina's case, putting aside the recent and final referemdum which shown clearly that its citizens want to carry Britain's citizenship.
    This problem is over and Argentina should not keek up putting in motion this old topic and creating an unnecessary chaos in motion again.
    Besides, is not Argentina the country that act as European country in Latin America? Has their pride been turned down when comes to Malvinas?
    Argentinas are so proud, but what about? oh, perhaps due to several number of Nobel prices won already in Medicine, build several Air Spaceships, or about new methods in management Economics to poor and rich countries? Discovered new formulas in Chemistry and in Biology and Physics ? Possibly about the great number of Jews living in Argentina or due to Hilter's dead in Argentina?
    This obsolete topic demostrates Argentina's inability to win on the table of negociations and on the battle field.

    Kirk Nelson,
    New York, NY USA

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    7 Mr Ed

    You also forgot the AA guns situated between civilian housing to deter the British planes.

    When I stated that a meeting about Uruguayan Veterinary visits to the Falklands last year I was dumbfounded to learn that nobody on stage or even in the audience knew the implications of that decision by the so called “officers” of the gang of cowards.

    I soon explained a lot more as well I can tell you.

    Aug 20th, 2013 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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