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Falklands or Malvinas: uproar in Argentina with YPF tourist guide

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 05:58 UTC
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The 'mistakes' were exposed by Argentine media The 'mistakes' were exposed by Argentine media

The internet tourist guide from Argentina's nationalized oil and gas company YPF describes the Malvinas as Falklands, Puerto Argentino as Stanley, and Isla Gran Malvina as West Falkland, claim several Argentine media.

 YPF, which since the government of President Cristina Fernandez seized a majority stake from Spain's Repsol has become the flagship of Argentina, “has committed a major mistake with its tourist guide”, and although precise and a valuable tool for tourists and travelers “includes the Malvinas as Falklands, and to make it even worse, Malvinas also figures but in brackets”.

The YPF guide offers a raft of tours and tourist attractions to visit in Patagonia, but the big surprise comes when the “Mar Argentino” (South Atlantic) holding the archipelago “is referred to with the nomenclature imposed by the British invaders who seized the Malvinas islands from Argentina”

The report recalls that the usual name to refer to the disputed islands in Spanish and Portuguese is “Islas Malvinas”, and is also the denomination given by Mercosur, Unasur, ALADI, the Ibero-American summit and other regional organizations.

For the Organization of American States, OAS, the official name is 'Islas Malvinas' and 'Malvinas Islands' in English, while for the United Nations, since 1966, Islas Malvinas and Falkland Islands.

Likewise the capital of the Islands appears with the name “Stanley”, instead of 'Puerto Argentino'.

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  • LEPRecon

    Yes I'm sure that this is difficult for Argentines to accept…namely the truth.

    When you've been fed lies your whole life the truth becomes a bitter pill to swallow.

    The correct name for the Islands is the Falkland Islands. End of. Argentina can try and rename things as much as they like, but since the Islands aren't Argentine it makes little difference.

    But between this YPF tourist guide and the Argentine tax office designating the Falklands as none Argentine territory, it shows that the Argentine authorities know that the Falklands are British and the everything the Argentine government spews forth is just propaganda and lies.

    May 03rd, 2014 - 06:53 am 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Chuckle chuckle, Crissy !

    :-D

    May 03rd, 2014 - 06:53 am 0
  • lsolde

    Mais oui, Argentina.
    You have it correct at last! lol!
    I had to chuckle about the “uproar” in Argentina.
    Doesn't take much to upset them, ha ha ha.

    May 03rd, 2014 - 09:09 am 0
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