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Prince Charles will be visiting Colombia in October, announced President Santos

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 06:29 UTC
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President Juan Manuel Santos announced Prince Charles' visit to Colombia during an official ceremony in which he signed an international treaty to protect the marshlands of the Estrella Fluvial de Inirida River, a 700,000-acre site in Colombia’s eastern Guainia state. Read full article

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  • Briton

    A second royal visitor to south America,
    and very popular,
    unlike CFK ...lol

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    But the WHOLE of South America supports Argentina...oh wait...that's right only Argentina says that.

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nololly

    First Harry (did he meet Sally in Chile?)

    Then Charlie!

    Both doing good works, not trying to promote Britain in any way, just to focus attention on the underpriveliged and the environment. Nothing like Timidmans 'new shirt and stash more dollars' junkets to NYC!

    Europeans are so much less self obsessed than South Americans.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    He is an ill- educated royal obtaining his status through wealth and privilege not intelligence. He is a 6o some year old, with the brain of a 16 year old.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    That's no way to talk about your future king.

    Of course you know the answer to that, your standing on them, use them!

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #4
    That puts him away ahead of you in the IQ stakes.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    Ill educated? Yeah, Gordonstoun and the University of Cambridge, among others, are really poor educational facilities. I wish I had a degree from Cambridge.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Cambridge is a great city and a fantastic uni, though I'm biased....
    Used to work for the uni and now in an associated laboratory.
    We even get such little events as the Tour de France.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Members of the UK Royal family have been lately visited Argentina and it seemed not to mean anything in particular regarding the FI.

    They were allowed to enter,and stay in the country for long time (several days and weeks) so it seems that the “Dark Country” is not that dark for them...

    In addition, none of them visited any militar cementery or paid tribute to the argentine heroes.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nololly

    Are there any Heros in Argentina??.

    Aah yes, I remember - Rocca, he murdered all tbe Mapuches and stole their land

    And then there was Astiz, he threw Nuns out of aeroplanes over the River Plate

    And then there was Maradonna, tbe celebrated football cheat!

    Some heros!

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    4'
    jealousy will get you nowhere.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @10

    I'm not surprised, you. like others in this site, know nothing about the war.

    Yes there were heroes in both sides. Unlike you, or Conqueror, that are a “keyboard warrior”...

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    To me, anyone who stands up to a barrage of shell fire and bullets is a hero.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nololly

    Pgerman , there are never any heros amongst aggressors. They are simply forgotten except by their families. How do you know? Were YOU there?

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    Attackers or liberators....traitors or converts ...what's the difference? ... history has proven that the only difference is whether they succeeded or failed.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @15

    History has proven no such thing. It has proven only that nobody's perfect. This is not the same as proving that everybody's the same.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    How would we considered those who fought against the British Crown during the USA independence declaration times if they had been defeated?

    How would we considered those who fought against the Spanish Crown during the Argentine independence declaration times if they had been defeated?

    How would we considered those who fought against the British Crown during the British Invasions to Buenos Aires if they had been defeated?

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    If the question you're trying to answer is your earlier “Attackers or liberators, what's the difference?”, you might like to consider asking pretty much anybody who was live in Europe in 1945 what they think.

    The whole idea of moral equivalence is good enough for simpletons who are unable to make judgements. What makes it difficult is that the good guys aren't always good, the bad guys aren't always bad, the roles switch over time and depending on circumstance, and you have to figure it all out at any given moment.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 11:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    @18

    “What makes it difficult is that the good guys aren't always good, the bad guys aren't always bad, the roles switch over time and depending on circumstance, and you have to figure it all out at any given moment”.

    Excelent comment. That was exactly my idea. In particular “the roles switch over time and depending on circumstance”. I would add depending on the side where you are.

    I have already reached an age that allows me to appreciate the courage, the determination, the manliness and sacrifice of those who were sent to fight for something (it doesn't matter the side) when I was comfortable at home.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 11:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @19

    This is true, but it's also characteristic of the ineffable (i.e irrational) nature of the Falklands conflict that “discussions” always end up in anglophobia vs latinophobia, although I would venture that the former is in fact more common.

    The curious thing is that the most vehement anglophobe around, guess who, rejects the Falklands claim.

    Jul 11th, 2014 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Santos seems thrilled, even a little awed, that Charlie boy will visiting.

    No further comment required.

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Columbia is becoming very UK friendly in lots of areas, the foreign office chooses its targets in south america very well, Chile, Brazil and Columbia are of most strategic importance to the UK, the rest are pointless.

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 03:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @22 agreed.
    Didn't a Type-45 drop by Colombia for a friendly, well-recieved visit recently?

    Funny how the UK royals are always welcomed with open arms and some presidents either can't even get a visa or are too paranoid to leave their own country?

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    Charlie boy!!?? I heard people call him many things but...Charlie boy!!

    ohh man!!

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    That is because you have obviously never visited England, where we often refer to the royals in over familiar terms.
    Probably because the Brits are quite fond of them generally.

    Have you ever been outside of your town?

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    many times !! my dear!! many times!! but never have I heard charlie boy in the times that I have visited the UK..especially London or have read it in the English press. oh well!! one learns something everyday.....

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Falklands….
    Defence for 2015 and Beyond – Part 3 Other Sovereign Territories
    http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2014/07/defence-2015-beyond-part-3-sovereign-territories/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThinkDefence+%28Think+Defence%29

    ,,,,,,,,,
    And for all you ARGIE know all abt the United Kingdoms that you think you know all,
    Please read this, laugh out loud..
    http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2014/07/defence-2015-beyond-part-3-sovereign-territories/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ThinkDefence+%28Think+Defence%29
    The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained
    ……
    .

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Good post @27
    cheers!

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    *27 and what will happen to the nhs and beyond and the 18 million british poor beyond???

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @12. Strangely, I haven't always sat behind a keyboard. I've come into physical conflict with the “opposition”. I've “subdued” the enemy. I've been injured along the way. How do you think you get a collapsed vertebrae? You get it by a blow to a particular part of your spine. Tell us, what have YOU done for your country? Especially since you're so smart.

    Just as a matter of interest, were you there? Why did the British keep going forward and the argies keep going back? Tell us about how your “heroes” beat off the British and retook territory. Didn't happen, did it? Oh yes, your air farce was wonderful. Four times as numerous. Incompetent. Didn't you lose about 100 to 28 subsonic British aircraft? Look, mummy, it's dirty, it's muddy, it's cold, I'm hungry, my officer keeps kicking me. Argie heroes? Argie farts is more like it! So “courageous” that their country left them behind. Even the ones that were still alive!

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh dear, looks like the trolls are being eaten up by jealousy.
    Someone throw them a biscuit.

    I am pleased that the UK is strengthening links with Colombia and other Pacific Alliance countries. The fact that Prince Charles, the future King, is happy to visit shows how much progress Colombia is making. I wish Colombia all the best.
    When Venezuela collapses it will need a strong neighbour. I just hope they have the refugee camp plans in place.

    Jul 12th, 2014 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    29 A.S.S.

    “*27 and what will happen to the nhs and beyond and the 18 million british poor beyond???”

    Jeekers FakeOzzie,
    are you trying to undermine our national confidence ??

    Off-topic and a Bit lame for someone like you who should be pre- occupied with 50% youth unemployment in Spain and fractured Spanish “National Unity”.

    Gibraltar will outlast your own State.

    How about Argentina with 40% inflation, and a plummeting Peso and International Prestige.

    That should keep you busy!!

    ON TOPIC

    Prince Charles will be well received, the Columbians honoured by a visit from the British Royal Family.

    Columbians will line up to be seen with him, other LATAM countries will be envious of the attention received by Columbia.

    CFK will secretly wish he was visiting her, too!

    Sorry, you inept A.S.S.

    Jul 13th, 2014 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The last Royal Wedding was watched by billions of people worldwide. Not bad publicity for a small Island. Putin got slated globally during the Sochi Winter Games. Now he has to slum it with kfc as he is not welcome in the first World.
    Bahahaha!

    Jul 13th, 2014 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    29 aussiesunshinee
    What will happen to the NHS and beyond and the 18 million British poor beyond???
    1, the NHS as good as it is, or as bad as some say, it is a hundred times better than most have,
    Unless of course you are suggesting the payment, insurance card is better…
    2, poor, define poor,
    Many parts of the world are poor, including argentina, and others,
    Or is one suggesting you have a higher standard of living than in the UK,
    ,,,,,,,
    We aint perfect, we aint always right, but by Christ we try….

    Jul 13th, 2014 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    *34 point taken!!

    Jul 14th, 2014 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Thanks.

    Jul 14th, 2014 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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