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Falklands’ lawmaker arrives in Uruguay to inform on business opportunities in the Islands

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Falkland Islands member of the Legislative Assembly Dick Sawle will be in Montevideo 2-6 September, after spending a week in Brazil involved in business, academia and informal political contacts sponsored by the Foreign Office. In Uruguay according to the official release MLA Sawle will inform about business opportunities with the Falklands and to strengthen the historical ties with Uruguay. Read full article


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  • Briton

    Judging by the previous article,

    It seems he wont be talking to The Uruguayan government

    He is to busy being bewitched by CFK
    Isn’t love grand lol..

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    This is the way forward for the FIG, a pro-active rather than re-active approach.

    'believe the Malvinas really belong to Uruguay' !
    I believe France have a stronger claim to the FI, than both Uruguay and Argentina. But no-ones claim is stronger than the Falkland Islanders.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Why do Mercopress continually get the referendum vote result wrong? It was 99.8% not 98%. Also this article is very poorly edited, one if the sentences makes no sense at all.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    Another South American country visited by an illegal occupier with impunity, mocking the sovereign rights of a close ally. Not even a token diplomatic incident to show the tiniest sliver of symbolic solidarity with Argentina. They're all “behind” Argentina on this. Of course they are.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    That is Unasur where he wants to go!! Persona non grata in unasur,,
    give it up ...nobody will be listening,

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    CFK and her cronies have visited several countries (Ireland, Vietnam, India etc etc ad nauseum) and then made statements about their supposed “support”

    At the very worst, Dick Sawle is only playing the same game. But actually, I think the smart Uruguayans (Uruguayos?) will see a great business opportunity- so more power to his elbow.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    UNASUR does not want anything to do with The Falklands/Malvinas......
    and that is a fact.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @7 really non aussie wait till the oil flows then we'll see eh? That's a fact !!

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    If that is a fact, - Why are people like you on here?

    Why do you feel the need?

    If UNASUR wants fcukall to do with the Islands as you just stated is a 'fact', - What the fcuk are you on here for?

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    So YOU are the spokesperson for UNASUR LOL, :o) Tell us more.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 04:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Unasur solidarity with Ecuador and Argentina by “smear campaign” ~ ...The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) in solidarity with Ecuador and Argentina to the “smear campaigns” promoted by “extra-regional groups and transnational corporations” and Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands... As regards the question of the Malvinas, Unasur expressed in the “Declaration of Paramaribo” its support for “the legitimate rights of sovereignty of Argentina over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the maritime surrounding ”...'

    'War by other means - The final settlement of the question of the Falkland Islands is a matter of vital importance and sensitivity to the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean...'

    'Falklands: London seeks to break the support of the region to Argentina
    The United Kingdom sent a ship of the Royal Navy to Jamaica, with the excuse to intervene in humanitarian climate disaster. Cooperation requires in turn recognize the right to self-determination of the islanders...'

    'VENEZUELA - “We should claim the Essequibo as Argentina did with Las Malvinas”

    'Ed Miliband 'risks second Falklands invasion' by vetoing Syria military strike plans'

    'Royal Navy ship torpedoed whales in Falklands'

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Your last link about the Whales and 'Brilliant', if memory serves, did 'Brilliant' not take out one of our helicopters one night by accident?

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 06:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5, 7 Then little “unasur” can keep its little nose out, can't it? It just shows the latam idea of “democracy”. A peaceful envoy from a peaceful state already harmed by its most undemocratic member and little “unasur” sticks its fingers in its ears and says “Not listening. Not listening.” Bit like Gollum. How come? Afraid of hearing facts? And the truth?
    @12 No. Its Lynx helicopter crashed on the shoreline at Mombasa whilst taking crew ashore.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 06:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    Yeah.... For someone who's persona non grata in UNASUR, that Dick guy sure gets around. Odd that.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh


    No, that was HMS Cardiff.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    S'right - My mistake.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Ingleses pelotu2
    “THE Royal Navy killed three whales after mistaking them for enemy submarines during the Falklands War. Two were killed by torpedoes fired from the anti-submarine frigate HMS Brilliant, and the third was attacked by one of the ship’s helicopters”
    Please don't tell me the name of that HMS Crap, Brilliant perhaps? LOL
    Not wonder that your best sub gets stuck in Scotland in the middle of the day and you named it HMS Astute :-))))))

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    17. At least they don't sink in port. I hear the navy is afraid to go much further than 1mi off the coast of Argentina and only has fuel for a few training missions a year.
    Kinda hard to win a war if they're not trained.
    If I was Chile I would be considering this next time Arg gets uppity.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Marcos.... Don't forget that sub, the RG Santa Fe wasn't it, that tried to take South Georgia. The crew couldn't get off quick enough! And, then there was that nice Mr Assiz, that guy that threw nuns out of aircraft over the river Plate.... And, then there is the 'roll over' destroyer, sunk by British Sepoys in harbour. It's wonderful what Harpic down the bogs does eventually....

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @Marcos Alejandro, Do you never get tired of talking such shit?? now, tell us all about the glorious Argentine Navy go on give us all a good laugh.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *9 because I have a right like you to express my views wether you like it or not!! LIKE MY ANSWER?? we don´t want dictators on this forum.....

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @ aussie sunshine, isn't kirchner a kind of dictator?? like The Junta in tights

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Dictator am I? That's funny.

    Do you enjoy shouting at people by the way?

    Expressing your views? Or posting propaganda?

    Opine all you want mate, - Nothing could possibly concern me less.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 01:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'Promoting dialogue with islanders - The work of the Association of Malvinas/Falklands Friends, South Atlantic Council -
    The ongoing conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands is far from over. Each side holds a strong stance on the issue and it seems unlikely they will resume negotiations in the short term. Thirty years after the armed conflict, is there anything else to be said or done about this situation?
    How about promoting dialogue between the parties without trying to prove the other side wrong?
    Two associations, one in the UK and another in Argentina, are working to build bridges between the parties involved. Although different in terms of breadth and the people involved, the South Atlantic Council (SAC) and the Civil Association of Friends of the Malvinas/Falklands are both working to improve communications and mutual understanding.
    The Civil Association of Friends of the Malvinas/Falklands started out as a school project in the city of Rosario in the year 2000 as a way to have students practice their English skills by making friends from the Malvinas Islands. The exchange of letters grew to a non-profit NGO that intends to enhance communication with the Malvinas Islanders through friendship and mutual respect...'

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    18 yankeedick Fred

    What do we need a powerful navy for? You have one and at the same time you are afraid to attack little Syria.
    At least we don't sink boats full of Japanese students...

    His name is Astiz dummie, by the way he was sentenced to life in prison.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Argentina is far to big,
    she has land , wealth , and rich in minerals,

    why then does she want a this little tiny island,

    it wouldent have anything to do with the riches under the sea bed would it..

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “”“”“*9 because I have a right like you to express my views wether you like it or not!! LIKE MY ANSWER?? we don´t want dictators on this forum.....”“”

    I guess you should stop dictating to everybody in UNASUR what they should think then.

    (too easy, far too easy)

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #25 Hey coward, still not answered any of my questions I see. Your only resort is to off topic statements. Today, you've attempted to insult the Royal Navy (remind me, who won the Falkland's War despite severe logistical difficulties) and then you insult the country for holding off attacking Syria.

    You really are a desperate little xenophobe aren't you? Seriously, what did the UK do to you?

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    28 inthegutter
    I am so sorry, forgot to give you an answer[term]=fuck you graphics&filters[primary]=images&sort=1&o=27

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 22 andy65
    “isn't Kirchner a kind of dictator?? Like The Junta in tights”

    How do you know the Junta didn't wear tights, they behaved like a bunch of cunts! :o)

    @ 28 inthegutter

    His mother was “liked” by 3 Para, or it could have been 42 Commando and he was the result.

    The problem was she doesn't know whether it was 3 Para or 42 Commando and in hindsight she thinks it was all of them!

    But you can’t blame the woman for having a good time, well at least until Marco turned up.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    30 Cristina,81982041

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Marcos, people like you should be in prison too - you must be one of the worst serial liars in South America!

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    @Marcos Alejandro if you can't help being an idiot, don't bother posting. What a Plonka!

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • little bill

    18 So why do the British need to maintain a base on the island?

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    Because the Argentine Defence minister said a couple of years ago that the only thing preventing Argentine forces from retaking the islands is the British military presence there. Therefore, our forces stay. Remember, “Freedom is not free”.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 02:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Carrick1

    @34 - due to the 3 Argentinian bases facing the Falklands and to deter Argentinian aggression. It's a base for defence, which is only wise after events of 1982. Plus, we have the sovereign right to have a base on our territory.
    Why are you so concerned 'little bill'? Believing CFK's lies? Argentina a peaceful nation - not! Uruguay cannot even expand a paper mill without fear of Argentina.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 02:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    When I try your link, this is what I get !
    We're Sorry, You've Encountered an Error!

    Yes, his name is Marcos Alejandro -----how his fame has spread.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 05:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @21 “my views”. Don't be ridiculous. They aren't yours, they are CFK's. And “views” is pushing it a bit. How about “vitriol”? Or “slanders” or “abuse”?
    @25 “Japanese fishing boat off Pearl Harbor”. All is explained. And we know his name is “Astiz dummie”. “The Blond Angel of Death had a reputation as a notorious torturer. (Get that word ”notorious”). Astiz was implicated in the 1977 kidnapping and murder of 12 human rights activists. Astiz (being a hero) surrendered to the British at the beginning of the Falklands War. Astiz refused to answer when questioned by a British police officer. He was repatriated. In 1986/7, argieland passed the Pardon Laws so that the “Dirty War” criminals could get away with it. After the argie Supreme Court finally ruled that the Pardon Laws were unconstitutional in 2005, Astiz was finally detained the same year. Finally convicted in October 2011. So he got away with it for 34 years! And that's argie “justice” for a “notorious torturer”? When does he get out on parole? I'm sure CFK would like him as an “enforcer”. Or, as she likes to release crims to attend her rallies, is he already out?
    @34 Because we plan to bomb and missile argieland before it tries again. Argieland has military (snigger) forces doesn't it? What does a “peaceful” state like argieland need with military (snigger) forces? Disarm, destroy all weapons, disband all armed forces and we might think again. Then again, we might not. Too many states in latam with weapons and “forces”!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 05:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Carrick1

    To qualify my statement at #34, referring to Mujica's current govt:
    “Uruguay fearing the wrath of Cristina Fernandez denies authorization to expand pulp mill capacity...
    The Uruguayan government fearful of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s reaction will not authorize the local UPM pulp mill to expand its production capacity from 1 million to 1.3 million tons annually, in the short term, according to company and government sources.”
    I 'm sure the more open and wiser business community of Uruguay will have a more reasoned discussion with MLA Dick Sawle about business opportunities and normal relations.
    All the best to British Uruguay Chamber of Commerce and MLA Sawle.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve-33-uk

    'The Argentine army projected new drones to monitor the Falkland -
    Develops ships with greater scope for the area that serves as a border with the area occupied by the United Kingdom. - On the seventh floor of the Libertador building, headquarters of the Ministry of Defense and the army, works the center of command and Control, from where the general César Milani notes images powers that their drones while waiting for the manufacture of a new model to spy on what happens in the Falkland Islands...'

    'Nothing to see, nothing to buy, nothing taxed - With its tip against Gibraltar, Spain does no favors. Meanwhile, the inhabitants of the British colony accustomed to crises revel in patriotism...'

    'The ‘other special relationship’: Britain and Chile 40 years after Pinochet’s coup'

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    Let the Falklanders do business with South America and the world.

    Argentina has all the right to refuse to do business with the islands, however.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Your loss, FALKLANDERS gain. (_)_)=====D. you dick, or ( )x( )or Prat

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @40 Steve
    So the current drone has an operating range of 25miles but he wants the next one to monitor the Falklands? Sounds like he is going to need a much longer extension lead.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    40 Steve-33-uk thanks for the first one:
    ”Since taking charge of what happens on the seventh floor, the government increased the coffers of military espionage 348% in six years (1). During those years they have re-equipped military intelligence (2) in peacetime: campaign vehicles (3), boats(4), tactical communications equipment which are “safe and have redundancy”(5), weapons(6), state of the art receivers for “electronic collection”(7), sensors(8), software for ”management information(9), “optical technology for” getting information over long distances with high accuracy and resolution.(10) ”

    Notas de aclaración [Notes for clarification]
    (1) It was AR 100 Pesos per year; it is now AR 348 Pesos.
    (2) We don’t understand this term as we have no intelligence.
    (3) We now have a command car for the generalísimo to use, a 1942 jeep left by our German allies.
    (4) We don’t know what type of boat it is, it seems to be lying on its side by the quay.
    (5) Motorola said these radios were redundant, is that the same?
    (6) We all have a Bursa pistols modelo “Thunder” but we have no ammunition for them.
    (7) These radios only seem to pick up foreign languages that we don’t understand, what does “fuck off you argies” mean, is it French?
    (8) Sensors, I thought we already had plenty of those, Clarin thinks so.
    (9) We now have MS Word 2.1 in Espanol but we do not have any computers.
    (10) These new weapons look like an old fashioned “telescope”, is that right?

    The Dark Country only gets darker!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    For once, I am in total agreement.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao

    Dick Sawle is doing a very good job. However, I believe there is room for an even bolder approach. If he visited Argentina in order to talk to businessmen and entrepreneurs, the mad cow would be forced to choose between creating a major diplomatic scandal and losing the support of the fascist crowd. Either of these outcomes would destroy her.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    46 ljordao

    And what would be the chances of him getting out unharmed or even alive?

    TMBOA isn't worth one good man, even though with all her screaming and bitching, a good man is exactly what she needs.

    And NO, I am not offering!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao


    This is an eminently reasonable concern, and so I would not dream of calling him a coward for avoiding Argentina. But the Falklander who is aware but unafraid of the quite real possibility of martyrdom can deal a death blow to whatever semblance of moral grounds the Argentinian cause still has in many ill-informed but well-meaning minds.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    @46-8 Any business deal between the FI and AR without AR governmental recognition of the Islands (even on the sly or in open realpolitik mode as is done through the rest of SA) is a fools errand. Argentina had opportunities to work with the Islands under previous administrations. The current one and her husband's tore them up. Maybe with a future adult president of Argentina, but not with the eternal teenager currently running the country into the ground.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    I'd like to know if he included rgentina or not.
    If it was me, i would do it. The rabid dogs of la campora and that???

    If I died so what? More proof of exactly what rgentina has become.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • hipolyte

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • little bill

    35 That can't be right. The Argentine Navy can only go 1 m of the coast.

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 04:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “Argentina has all the right to refuse to do business with the islands, however”.

    It does indeed.

    But the Islanders don't lose, because most of the trade they seek in South America involves buying something, and if it isn't from Argentina it will be from somewhere else in South America, and if not from there, Europe.

    The Falkland Islands are not going with a begging bowl, to sponge money off South America, they are offering to spend money there.

    There is a huge difference.

    But you are absolutely right, Argentina is not forced to have its people employed by or receiving investment from, the Falkland Islands.

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malen

    Argentina doesnt need to buy you nothing but really nothing. Neither SAm. Nor fish, we have it and can sell it to SAM, nor oil and nor tourism, we have better places and weather and tourists of SAM choose us always.
    Instead britishs in Malvinas needs to buy everything but everthing.

    Sep 05th, 2013 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    54 malen
    Do try to keep up. Yes, we would like to buy all sorts of things from South America, and we do. And if you don't want us to spend our money in Argentina, that's fine. There are plenty of businesses in Chile and Uruguay that do very well out of selling to the Falklands.
    As for the tourists, well they don't always choose you. Quite often, they choose us. And why wouldn't they?
    Fish and oil? Well, we never did think we'd be selling much to you. Your government can't seem to get itself organised to run a proper industry of either kind, but you haven't got the money to buy them off us either. Never mind. I think we'll be able to carry on finding other people to sell them to.
    And we don't have to buy 'everything'. Let's, meat, milk, eggs, vegetables, fruit, wool, peat for fuel...that's what I can provide for my home without going near a shop. How self sufficient are you?

    Sep 07th, 2013 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • hipolyte

    Monty, what happens with the bread, you harvest your own WHEAT? how do you make a pizza? BE SERIOUS MONTY !!! stopp eating penguin eggs !! we all know that the eggs goes there via LAN...

    Sep 07th, 2013 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    Think A_Voice, EL Capitano etc..............
    Hippo twat.

    We have a particular name for these eggs where I come from, - I grew up eating them.

    Sep 08th, 2013 - 01:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Oh Hipolyte you are so funny.

    “what happens with the bread”,

    Did you not realise that flour can be transported to the Falkland Islands and used in a bakery?

    “stopp eating penguin egg”

    Ever heard of chickens? And pens full of Tussac Grass? Unless they've become extinct, there were lots of chickens in the Falklands when I lived there.
    “Instead britishs in Malvinas needs to buy everything but everthing.”

    You clearly don't know anything about the Islands do you?

    Heard of the concept of vegetable/soft fruit gardens?

    Heard of fishing rods?

    Heard of the advanced concept of keeping chickens to lay eggs?

    And what galls you is the Islanders HAVE the money to buy goods. Your country has problems with fuel supplies, and the islands, guess what?..... Don't.
    And if your country doesn't want to sell goods to the islands you don't get the money.

    And for a country rapidly disappearing down the gurgler that's not really a good idea, especially as you aren't selling as much as you could to SAM because of your restrictive tariffs.

    Sep 08th, 2013 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • hipolyte

    he he he , you are so funny guys !! soon, no more LAN, soon no more fresh eggs !!! get a lot of gallinas you will need them !!

    Sep 08th, 2013 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Clyde15

    Instead britishs in Malvinas needs to buy everything but everthing.#54.

    Do you mean the Falklanders have to PAY for all their goods ?

    I presume that this is an unknown concept in Argentina.
    You have to steal everything !

    Sep 09th, 2013 - 07:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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