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Falklands/Malvinas controversy: Argentine Senator rejects Oxford invitation and honors

Monday, December 16th 2013 - 16:31 UTC
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Senator Cabral Arrechea will not accept invitations from a country that has 'troops occupying Argentine territory' Senator Cabral Arrechea will not accept invitations from a country that has 'troops occupying Argentine territory'

An Argentine national senator publicly rejected an invitation to attend a special business and academics conference in Oxford arguing he could not participate in an event coming from a country “which has troops occupying part of our motherland territory”.

 Senator Salvador Cabral Arrechea, from the north-east province of Misiones and belonging to the ruling coalition Victory Front, was invited by the European Business Assembly and the European Club of Deans' Council to attend this week the three-day event “Meeting of Science and Education leaders” in Oxford.

At the conference in Oxford Senator Cabral Arrechea was scheduled to speak in representation of the “Hernando Arias de Saavedra” academic institute which he chairs and was declared the “Best regional university”, while he was to be honored as “Best manager of the year”.

In publications in several local newspapers in Misiones, the Senator pointed out that he “could not attend a conference when the invitation came from a country that has troops occupying part of our national territory”.

“It would be humiliating for my children, for the professors that everyday sacrifice to build the prestige of our academic centre and for all the numerous students who carry in their hearts and the objectives of the Saavedra institution”, said the Misiones Senator.

He also made reference to the disappointment from the academic community, to which he belongs, if they find out that the honorary chair of the academic council for which they work receives prizes and honors from educational entities that belong to a country which is occupying part of our territory“.

”When the British nation frees the Malvinas Islands soil, unquestionably belonging to the Argentine nation, with pleasure I can also give a conference on education as a powerful spiritual tool for the liberation of the motherland”, concluded Senator Cabral Arrechea.

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  • Conqueror

    Ain't yours, dumdum. Proved that in 1982. Obviously you don't include “international law” in your “knowledge”. “Uti possidetis” - is a principle in international law that territory and other property remains with its possessor at the end of a conflict, unless otherwise provided for by treaty.

    See, THICKO, not argie territory, BRITISH national territory! But then you weren't going to be “honoured” for education or intelligence, were you? Just for “managing”.

    But let's “educate” you. In the year 2513, the Falkland Islands will either still be BRITISH or they will be an independent country. A country that will have agreements and treaties with the United Kingdom. Agreements and treaties that will mean argieland will need to be polite. Or else!

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 04:58 pm 0
  • Boovis

    Another thing, if international law supported them so much, then the UN 1) wouldn't have ordered the troops out in 1982 and 2) would've told the UK to give the islands back after the war. Neither happened, sucks to be Argie. Have a merry frickin' Christmas Fernandez.

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 05:05 pm 0
  • Faz

    Sounds like he is no loss, just another RG plonker....pathetic.

    Dec 16th, 2013 - 05:05 pm 0
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