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Uruguay ambassador in Buenos Aires blames Minister Almagro for rough relations with Argentina

Thursday, October 17th 2013 - 21:19 UTC
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“There are no relations, diplomatic relations (between Argentina and Uruguay) are managed by Zanini and me” confessed Uruguayan ambassador in Buenos Aires Guillermo Pomi to Argentine opposition lawmaker Elisa Carrió. Read full article


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  • redp0ll

    If Pome is a typical example of an Uruguayan diplomat,God help us

    Oct 17th, 2013 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura

    1) There you go redpoll…. You see. Remember what I was saying earlier?

    Oct 17th, 2013 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    No MP, you can't divide us.
    I even like CabezaDura...

    By the way, isn't Pomi Mujica's personal choice?


    Oct 18th, 2013 - 06:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 I have to agree. I'm not sure whether Pomi looks more like a prat or a bald, and less intelligent, Terry-Thomas in “Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines” and “Monte Carlo or Bust!”
    @3 Apparently not. He was Mujica's personal choice for BROU, but was vetoed. The general impression is that he can be approved for any post that gets him out of the country.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I like this woman. She is the first Argentine “lawmaker” that talks sense and seems to have a good handle on the situation.

    The only thing that surprises me is that Almagro is considered anti-Argentine; he seems to be just as big an arse-licker as Pepe as shown in the press.

    The real problems remain: TMBOA herself, Gollum is as typecast, Cream Bun running things in “government” when he is an unelected person and of course the venomous La Camping It Up bunch of thugs in dresses aka the argie flag.

    Argentina is completely out of control and I see nothing that this bunch is doing to alter that, far from it: if the Dead Cow had got petrol, they would be throwing it on the flames.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    “This happens for not having professionals running diplomacy and two light weight bum-kissers running foreign relations. This chums’ thing of the seventies can only end in disaster as it has”

    Like it, very well put.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Perhapsitstime for the expenses of the Uruguayan embassy in BA to be investigated by a parliamentery commission

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    7 redp0ll

    You are not suggesting financial impropriety are you?

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Well ya know what they say..

    You can choose ya friends,
    But not ya

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    “Argentina is completely out of control”

    Argentina has diplomatic and trade disputes right now with EVERY nation of the planet, because EVERY nation on this planet has a problem with us.

    We are just standing up now and telling you all to stuff it.

    - - - -

    I have a friend who is looking for a helper to sell Jade and Obsidian this summer seazson in Villa Gesell. Any unemployed, starving Euro or North Am interested, please leave an email. Job starts last week of november.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    @10 The Truth PaTroll Argentina has diplomatic and trade disputes right now with EVERY nation of the planet, because EVERY nation on this planet has a problem with us.

    ever wondered why? te he

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10 Sorry? Didn't you lot want to be “isolated”? And who'd want to get involved in some dodgy beach trader scam?

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    10. Toby, How is your friend importing Jade and Obsidian under the current restrictions?

    Is Moreno allowing it in instead of Fuel or Wheat?

    You are so stupid it hurts.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Obsidian is nothing other than the vitrified glass that has been thrown out of volcanoes. Here are a few pointers to the scams:

    “Obsidian comes in black, brown, gray and several combinations such as white and black ”Snowflake“ obsidian and brown and black ”Mahogany“ obsidian.

    What it DOES NOT come in is brightly coloured Reds, Blues, Greens and the like sold by metaphysical dealers and scam artists. I can assure that most all coloured obsidians are actually slag glass”

    And as for jade:
    Here is a list of the common “fake jade” misnomers:
    “Amazon or Colorado Jade”: amazonite (blue-green or green) feldspar
    “Canadian jade”: serpentine
    “Henan Jade”: Talc
    “Indian” Jade: aventurine
    “Korean” Jade: serpentine or gem serpentine (bowenite)
    “Mexican Jade”: green-dyed Mexican calcite
    “New jade”: serpentine
    “Olive jade”: serpentine
    “Oregon or Swiss Jade”: green chalcedony
    “Pink Jade”: rose quartz
    “South African Jade”: TL Grossularite
    “Styrian jade”: serpentine
    “Suzhou Jade”: Serpentine
    “Transvaal Jade”: green hydrogrossular garnet, grossularite
    And personally I also consider dyed/coloured real jade fake. Dyed jade can be most easily distinguished from un-dyed jade by examination with a Chelsea filter; un-dyed jadeite will not show the red colour of dyed jadeite or nephrite when looked at through the filter. Or you can careful inspect the piece; the colour will be seen to be distributed along grain boundaries rather than throughout the stone. Also, obtaining a written guarantee from the seller can protect you from dyed material.

    Now I wonder whether the argie “gems” are real or fake. Answers on a pin head to TTT.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LuisM

    It's a typical attitude from “SA leftists” to blame somebody else to get rid of their responsibilities. It's not common however, having them blaming each others. Anyway, Carrió should have not spoke so freely while Pomi should have not spoke at all.

    Luckily for Uruguay, the diplomatic relationships are a bit tenses now. It´s better do not get close of argentinian government, and don´t touch them even with a stick.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    According to an article in todays El Observador tomorrows routine cabinet meeting is to be replaced by a meeting of the Defence Council.Apparently this is “routine” and was planned two months ago

    Oct 20th, 2013 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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