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Twitter uproar: Cristina Fernandez account blocked to Falkland Islanders

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 05:40 UTC
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The self blocked Cristina Fernandez twitter account The self blocked Cristina Fernandez twitter account
The picture that infuriated the Argentine president: 'nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins' The picture that infuriated the Argentine president: 'nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins'

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez caused an uproar on Friday in the Twitter social network when she blocked access to the Falkland Islanders who mocked her statements about the presence of nuclear weapons at NATO' largest base in the South Atlantic, precisely in the Falkland Islands.

  “Is it a compliment or an insult that we've been blocked by @CFKArgentina ? #Falklands”, replied the Falkland Islanders showing a picture of the access blocked to them by the Argentine president.

However many Argentines also published apologies to the Falkland Islanders for the attitude and reaction from their elected president.

The incident was born out of the publication in Twitter of a picture of a group of King penguins, quite common in the Falklands and one of the main attractions for tourists, with the message: “our nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins”.

Last Wednesday when the 32nd anniversary of the start of the Malvinas war with the UK, following the military invasion by Argentina of the Falklands on 2 April 1982, Cristina Fernandez claimed that the Islands hold “NATO's largest military nuclear base” and that the archipelago was “one of the most militarized territories in the world”.

The Malvinas war or South Atlantic conflict started on 2 April and 74 days later, on 14 June 1982, ended with the complete surrender of the Argentine occupying forces to a UK task force sent to recover them.

In the conflict 649 Argentines, 255 British and three Islanders were killed.

Falkland Islands commemorates 14 June as 'Liberation Day'.

It must be added that the Malvinas defeat led to the collapse of the military dictatorship in Argentina and 18 months later, elected president Ricardo Alfonsín was inaugurated and democracy returned on 10 December 1983.

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  • Gordo1

    How petty! She got her knickers (if she wears any!) in a twist!

    Apr 05th, 2014 - 05:49 am 0
  • Vulcanbomber

    she blocked my twitter account a couple of years ago.

    Presumably its because, like self determination, freedom of speech is another item that she does not agree with

    Apr 05th, 2014 - 06:35 am 0
  • Anglotino

    CFK's lies only work well when there is no points out the truth.

    Apr 05th, 2014 - 10:08 am 0
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