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Argentina's “Blue Pampa” project to research and develop South Atlantic resources

Wednesday, April 30th 2014 - 03:22 UTC
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The recently launched “Blue Pampa” project is a ten-year 'strategic initiative' with the purpose of researching South Atlantic resources in five different areas to ensure conservation and management, plus reinforce Argentine sovereignty with inter-disciplinary campaigns and inter-ministerial support, according to Argentina's Science, Technology and Productive Innovation ministry. Read full article


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  • CabezaDura2

    I dont get it, dont they know the migratory and biological cycles of these fisheries of the South Atlantic by now??

    Ufff I do know one thing for sure this will be more money spent to these governmental institutions like CONICET and CONAE that have rockets blow up in pieces at a couple of meters from the ground in take off after years of pouring in investment in these “institutions”.

    More money for football for everyone as they have added in 10 clubs into the first league by decree, which also means the cost for transmition of matches will go up to over a Billion pesos per year and the quality of football will go poorer and poorer.

    When is this populist nightmare ever going to end '?

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 04:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    'Plus reinforce Argentine sovereignty' What Argentine sovereignty? Lol. Empty rhetoric and bluster.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 04:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    They cant make a go with the land they fucking sit on :-)

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 06:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    South Georgia and Sandwich Islands are about 2074.86km or 1680.72 miles away from Argentina.
    Next claim will be the West Coast of South Africa.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    4 Do you believe this is an excuse just to start another row??

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @2 Brit Bob,
    lts the sovereignty that they would LIKE to have.
    First claimed in 1942 when they thought that we would lose the war.
    We claimed it in 1908, l think.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Along with half the planet.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • merlin

    if they get too near South Georgia they may risk waking up dead.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    We had the “blue amazon”, now the “blue pampa”, when do we get the “blue atacama”.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Hello, 5.
    I believe that any allusions or hints by Argentina to those areas has potential for a “row” as you put it.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    They can only claim sovereignty over their own land of Argentina,
    International waters are not theirs,
    And they should be barred from British territorial waters,

    Then again as some Argies have suggested, that they inherited all that was Spanish, then I guess all the waters around south America is theirs as well,



    Apr 30th, 2014 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    The S. Georgia/Sandwich islands & maritime spaces part is designed to provoke a row, however how far they are actually able to fund this for any length of time, is another matter.

    Still starving in the Antarctic I note, thank Putin for Russian air drops.

    Good excuse though to increase the British military footprint in theatre.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @ 6

    We also 'invited' the Argentineans to accompany us to the ICJ in 1947, 1949 and 1951 regarding the Falkland Dependencies and on each occasion they turned down the offer.

    The UK also applied to go to the ICJ unilaterally but the ICJ advised that it could only act if there was agreement from both parties to recognise the Court's jurisdiction - something Argentina did not recognise.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    They were outsmarted the last time they tried this.

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    just another govt institution that Kristina can use to funnel public funds to her offshore bank accounts.
    Nothing to see here folks, move along!

    Apr 30th, 2014 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Think of all the money that could be invested in Argentina,
    rather than CFKs ideals..

    May 01st, 2014 - 09:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @7 Vestige,
    And now, Argentina would like an empire.
    But its too late, baby(thanks Carol King).
    Whats the basis for Argentina's “claim” on South Georgia, Vestige?
    The British discovered it before Argentina even existed & no Argentine has ever lived there.
    Going to ask all you malvinistas, that.
    So don't be shy,
    Enlighten us all, Vestige.
    Why do you think that Argentina owns South Georgia?

    May 01st, 2014 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Has think gone on holiday ??

    May 01st, 2014 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 18 Briton

    I thought he may have croaked, but his puppet, A_Voice is still posting albeit after a fair break.

    We can but hope. :o)

    May 01st, 2014 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton


    May 01st, 2014 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    No research in that Magical Argentine Disneyworld Malvinas territory, surely Senor 'Film-us-Now' will have this error rectified and a suitable announcement made ?

    May 01st, 2014 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Are you still with us, Vestige?

    May 01st, 2014 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    He has to - Klingon- until THINK

    May 02nd, 2014 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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