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Falklands trip by Uruguayan lawmakers condemned by Argentine embassy

Friday, February 7th 2014 - 06:59 UTC
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Lawmaker Jaime Trobo is no stranger to the Falklands   Lawmaker Jaime Trobo is no stranger to the Falklands

The Argentine embassy in Montevideo through a “Forum Malvinas Uruguay” release “totally rejected” the decision from a group of Uruguayan lawmakers, representing all parties in parliament, accepting an invitation from the British embassy to visit the Falkland Islands.

 “This is more than a crude imperialist strategy, whose ultimate objective is to maintain the British occupation of the Malvinas which started in 1833, by ousting the Argentines living in the Islands, and now continues with the illegal exploitation of the natural resources in those usurped territories”, said the release.

On Thursday the Montevideo weekly Búsqueda revealed that a group of Uruguayan lawmakers with representatives from all parties, Fitzgerald Cantero (Colorado Party); Jaime Trobo and Daniel Mañana (National Party); Daniel Radío (Independent Party) and Jorge Pozzi from the ruling Broad Front coalition was travelling to the Falklands this weekend.

The purpose of the trip as several previous ones, is so that Uruguayan lawmakers meet with Falklands politicians and business people to learn firsthand about the situation and conditions in the disputed Islands.

“We invite the Uruguayan people and particularly their national representatives to review the proud and historic position of Uruguay, of full support for the sister Argentine Republic, which includes glorious chapters in international law, decolonization and rejection of colonial conquests”, underlines the release from the Argentine embassy in Montevideo.

“This activity patronized by Great Britain is just a maneuver pretending to legitimize their violent, archaic and solitary position, profoundly criticized all along the planet”, adds the release.

This is also Jaime Trobo's second trip to the Falklands, since he was an observer of the Islands referendum in March 2013 when an overwhelming majority of Falkland Islanders voted to remain as a British Overseas Territory.

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  • A.J.Rimmer

    “This is also Jaime Trobo's second trip to the Falklands, since he was an observer of the Islands referendum in March.”

    Something tells me, Jamie liked what he saw in the Falklands, and is trying to boost relations. Is this the start of other S.A. countries taking an active approach to learn the truth? Time will tell, and the Islanders have all the time in the world.

    Feb 07th, 2014 - 07:28 am 0
  • Boovis

    They've gone abck to claiming the population were ousted, again? They haven't mentioned that for ages, I thought they'd given up stating that BS since outstanding evidence proved it to be otherwise. Maybe they didn't get he memo?

    Feb 07th, 2014 - 08:12 am 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Britains position is “violent, archaic and solitary”

    But Argentinas is “peaceful, modern and globally supported”

    All except:

    Argentinas war in 1982 causing the death of 1000 people
    Argentinians claim is based on events that didn't happen 200 years ago
    Argentina lost the last vote in the UNGA in 2008

    Oh yes, opeaceful, modern, globally supported..LMFAO

    Feb 07th, 2014 - 08:14 am 0
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