MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, June 16th 2024 - 09:49 UTC



Mujica recalls Uruguay's participation in the Triple Alliance major genocide

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:14 UTC
Full article 30 comments

President Jose Mujica underlined the strong identity of Uruguay with the Paraguayan people, but also recalled no the “immense debt that we never settled or will we ever be able to settle for having participated in the War of the Triple Alliance”. Read full article


Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Anbar

    “”“”“”“”“Argentina became South America's wealthiest nation, and one of the wealthiest in the world, by the early 20th century.”“”“”“”“”

    ....where did it then go so horribly wrong....?

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    What a pity that this illiterate, innumerate, murdering commie bastard never mentioned his role in the attempt to overthrow a democratically elected government which resulted in a military junta by the numb-nut alliance known as the Tupas. And that of course was in Uruguay.

    At least the Tupas leader had something in common with TMBOA, he too ‘studied’ at becoming a lawyer but never took the exams and remained unqualified.

    What a good job for this arsehole that he only had the elected government of pussies to deal with: he would have been dead if a ruthless bastard like me had been in charge. Nevertheless “he was shot six times and imprisoned for years”. Oh yeah, the Policia must have been using 0.32's.

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman

    It's quite amazing to read an article with obvious biased against those who fought a tyranny just with the target of accusing Argentina of genocide. The obsesion and the anger against Argentina is so obvious that makes this site to lose seriousness and credibility.

    I have seen “Catholic Revisionists”, “Peronist Revisionists”, “Fascist Revisionists”...but I have never seen “British Revisionists”...ha ha ha..this is too much..

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    What a pity that Mujica couldn't remember Urineguay's “immense debt that we never settled or will we ever be able to settle for having participated in the War of the Triple Alliance” when he agreed to act illegally against Paraguay in 2012. It must be terrible for “Pepe” to suffer from selective amnesia! Or perhaps he's just a lying git.

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @ 3 pgerman
    I don’t see what the British, “Revisionist” or otherwise, have got to do with an article about Pepe’s comments on the Paraguayan war.

    The description given of the war and its consequences isn’t “British inspired”, it is simply the general view of the war outside Argentina.

    No doubt inside Argentina it was all totally justified. That view isn’t “British inspired” either.

    And you talk of “obsession”!

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    Is this the brief version of the war of the triple alianza?
    made by this 4th class newspaper?
    not a surprise the little islanders are so ignorant.

    maybe this 4th class newspaper should mention the role of great britain, the baring brothers, the rothschild bank and the bank of england in this conflict.
    and wonder who were the real benefited with it.


    Jul 21st, 2014 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Puff of smoke

    Grassy Knoll


    Jul 21st, 2014 - 04:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    What was the role of Great Britain?

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    Yes, it's quite clear an obsession of taking each reail, or false, oportunity to show Argentina as a “genocide” country. Which is something false.

    In addition, if you take your time to analize certain subliminal messages such as the texts below both pictures inb the article the biased is quite clear.

    Solano López was a bloody dictator who inherited the power from his father and wanted to invade Uruguay so he asked at the Argentine Government for permission which was rejected so, he simply decided to invade the Argentine territory too.

    The war was the cruellest of South America and costed 30.000 lives to the Alliance and more than the triple to Paraguay.

    The UK, to the contrary that most of the people believe, was, at the beginning of the war, in favor of Paraguay since they were good customers of militar pieces of equiptment among others.

    As Mitre was a constitutional president of a Republic, and he was freemason, the argentine fascist and catholic (basically peronists) invented the “revisionists” tales to blame Mitre of genocide.

    In addition, Peron was an ally of Paraguay and, at his time, a rulling dictator General Stroesnerr.

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 pgerman
    “oportunity to show Argentina as a “genocide” country. Which is something false.”

    Try asking the indigenous indians of the south of The Dark Country about genocide: oh, you can't, you murdered them.

    Was than not genocide?

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    We can go back to this issue again and again and's rather boring..

    Would you consider Australia, New Zealand, USA or Canada teh result of genocides? In some cases, the similarity with the Argentine conquest is remarcable. Take for instance Australia..or Chile.

    If so, both the Uk and Chile are also genocides countries....Would you agree with this?

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 pgerman

    Your claim related to The Dark Country and I refuted it with the facts.

    It is clear that you have the usual deflect and deny mentality of the genuine argie.

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Yes pgerman.

    Genocide happened in Australia.

    We accept the mistakes of our pasts. We don't blame the British. We blame ourselves. We take responsibility. This is Australia's burden to bear. Not Britain's.

    The fact that there are in full blooded Aboriginals in Tasmania is genocidal. It is not lessened by comparing it to Argentina.

    Your inferiority complex means that you have to always attempt to view Argentina through the prism of more advanced countries.

    Perhaps the other genocide you should be questioning is, where are all the African-Argentineans?

    I guess Australia can be at lest slightly morally superior to Argentina in that we didn't import black slaves and then erase them from our culture and gene pool.

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    of course the colonial powers of the xvii, xviii and xix centuries have most of the responsibility.
    and england was certainly one of them.

    putting aside the black wars and the tasmanian genocide, that were committed by chance by england, you have all the genocide throughout north america, africa, india and the list goes on.
    and the first genocide in modern europe with the “great famine”.
    great name for a genocide, eh?

    about the conquista del desierto, we are very conscious of all the damage made by mitre, roca, etc.
    we do not need an ignorant anglo-latino to give us lessons of that.

    but the conquista del desierto was a lot more complex than you, ignorant x 1000, think.
    there were alliances between some tribes and the white to fight against the invasion the mapuches, who were not a local tribe, etc.

    so try to go back to school, learn something and then post something coherent, you nabo.
    and a piece of advice, try with real history books not with that joke of ibitimes.

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 10:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pgerman


    “Your claim related to The Dark Country and I refuted it with the facts”. Which facts? Any genocide leaves mass graves...Where are they in this case? Have you found then? There are lots of pieces of information about this issue and none of them could ever prove a genocide.


    If you consideredc that a genocide happeneded in Australia it's up to you. I also accept mistakes of my country such as the “missing people” during the last Militar Government.

    “Where are all the African-Argentineans?” They mixed with the rest of the society. Ths Viceroy that is now part of the Argentine territory was one of the poorest in Amercia. There were no farms and not mines so the slaves were sent to other places in Latin America.

    Please, don't show me a link of articles on the web...there are plenty of them. Some confirms that there is life outside the World...that the HMS Invinceble was sunk and rebuilt....

    You have tow ignore most of the most basic facts of Argentine history and you hate Argentina. I invite you to read serious books of Argentina history...

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    I admire Pepe in his golden years for admitting that this action took place, that Uruguai was involved, and that it embarrasses him even today.

    Those admired elsewhere in the world, such as Cuba, or Russia, seem oblivious to past history, or even recent, and cannot bring themselves to admitting even the smallest of facts.

    Vlad cannot admit his BUK units were taken to occupied Ukraine, and operated by his own citizens, which indirectly makes him history's new version of Vlad the Impaler.

    Jul 21st, 2014 - 11:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @9 pgerman
    Would you rather it said “the Paraguayan leader who launched an unwinnable war”.

    And “the Argentine president who disorganized the triple alliance with Brazil and Uruguay”

    So it was in fact Argentinians “revision” of history, not the British at all.

    Progress of a sort, I suppose.

    The issue is not how Argentina became involved in the war, but how Argentina finished the war.

    Bank rolled by the British, it has to be said.

    @14 paulcedron
    “the mapuches, who were not a local tribe,”

    They were a F*ck site more “local” that the Creole Conquistadors, from Europe.

    Jul 22nd, 2014 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “@14 paulcedron
    “the mapuches, who were not a local tribe,”

    They were a F*ck site more “local” that the Creole Conquistadors, from Europe.”

    Totally agree with that comment.

    Jul 23rd, 2014 - 06:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    imbeciles 17 and 18
    the mapuches were/ are originally from chile, you idiots.
    they were not “local”. period.
    you poor ignorant imbeciles

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I know they are from Chile. In fact I know a mapuche family who currently live in Norwich, UK.

    The point you failed so miserably to understand is that indigenous people are more local than foreign invaders.
    You get so bitter and angry that you become irrational and and so eager to be anti - British that you don't understand what the adults are discussing.

    Would you like us to increase the Aid budget so you can get some therapy and more education?

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    no, lol
    do not flatter yourself.
    you do not know a shite.
    and a mapuche family living in the uk?
    what happened? you kidnapped them?

    and what “invaders” are you talking about?
    are the immigrants invaders for you, you tw@t?

    if you want to opine about la conquista del desierto, first you have to learn spanish and second you have to read real history books about it.

    felix luna and felipe pigna would be a good start, but considering your less than zero IQ, i suspect it will be useless.

    Jul 26th, 2014 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yep, that worked nicely. Just like pressing a button, or playing with a child's wind-up toy.
    You can run along now.

    Ps: just for clarity, my Chilean friends in Norwich are Mapuche by heritage/ethnic group. I know a lot of life out here in the real world is difficult for you to understand. Keep trying. We will send more Aid for books.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    they are chileans then, you nabo.
    the only people who differentiate other people by their heritage / ethnic group are the racist british wannabes you can find in this 4th class site.
    i.e.: you and your useless friends

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 01:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I don't believe you have met any British people in real life. You only know what your government tells you with their propaganda. No wonder you can't make informed choices or critical analysis.
    I not sure you have ever known anyone from outside of Argentina. Your attitude is very provincial.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Your attitude is very provincial.”
    says a kelper who lives in the very cosmopolitan city of... puerto stanley.
    i'm sure you have never known anyone but sheep and penguins.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    If you honestly believe that I am from the Falkland Islands it just shows how little you know.
    If I was from there I would proudly say so. That is what Falkland Islanders do. Haven't you noticed?
    Also calling me a kelper isn't an insult. They are a brave, stalwart and noble people. I would be proud to be from there.
    How ever I am more than happy to be British.
    Do send the Aid back if you don't want it. Unless your politicians haven't stolen it all.
    oh and don't forget to stock up on sugar and washing powder!

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 28 Polly

    And go and put the kettle on.

    Jul 27th, 2014 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    ilsen and cristina / dumb and dumber
    it seems you both are always together, no?
    get a room and stop embarrassing yourselves in public

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 12:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 28 Polly

    I think we all know who is embarrassing himself: so go and get a brain and start using it to learn about the world from sources outside The Dark Country.

    Run along now, be a good Polly.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Does Polly ever actually contribute anything of value to any of these threads? Ever?
    Just a lot of anti British verbal diarrhoea from a very narrow and provincial view point.
    Pointless Polly parroting putrid Puffery.

    Penguins could do better.

    Jul 28th, 2014 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!