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HMS Argyll hosts Prince Charles and Colombian president Santos in Cartagena

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 21:37 UTC
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied by the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and First Lady Maria Clemencia Rodriguez, visited Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll alongside in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on Friday, 31 October. The party were introduced to members of the ship’s company and witnessed an evening sunset ceremony. Read full article

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  • Britworker

    Well it would seem finally that things are starting to change in South America. Clearly, Colombia has no concerns about hosting the hated British and the Royal Navy even though it has been expressly forbidden by Argentina. It's nice to see at least one Latam country not having their foreign policy dictated by others.

    Nov 05th, 2014 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Hurrah! Congratulations Colombia! Well done to all involved!

    Venezuela take note.

    Nov 05th, 2014 - 10:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    this is pour la gallery.
    the real thing is:

    Colombia reitera apoyo a Argentina sobre conflicto Malvinas
    http://www.msn.com/es-xl/video/watch/colombia-reitera-apoyo-a-argentina-sobre-conflicto-malvinas/vi-6f33ed5b-6315-48e4-a6ae-6a7a4e30f1b4

    and these nabos shout viva colombia...lol
    tragicomic

    Nov 05th, 2014 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Football match? Who won? The Plymouth Argyles?

    Nov 05th, 2014 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Poor Paul, he just can't understand what lip service means.

    No wonder he is constantly confused.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 05:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Having lived in Colombia for six years I can assure Mamarracho No.1(paulcedron) that 99.99% of the Colombian population couldn't care less about the Falklands/Malvinas or even Argentina - they haven't a clue where the islands are and some don't even know where Argentina is.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 06:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    6 ball of fat.
    you like 99.99% of your countrymen never left porko stanley.

    5 anglotine
    stop lying anglotine.
    so you were australian, no?...lol.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @6 gordo1,
    We too, wish that we didn't know where Argentina is.
    Or at least hoped it was in the Bay of Bengal or some other far away place.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #3
    Just a video full of Latam gibbering.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Yes I'm Australian Paul. God don't tell me even that fact now confuses you.

    Unlike you, I've been to Colombia. I also live with two Colombians.

    All of which means I know more about this than you. But also it quite literally means nothing because you rank as the dumbest poster on here

    You can't a string a proper sentence together. You can't argue any point AT ALL. You are only left with vacuous posts that, to any person with half an ounce of understanding personality disorders can see, boils down to an emasculated, depressed and lonesome person. You think you write insults and yet all we see are pleas for help and attention. Because you are one of the ones that didn't make it. You never skilled up enough to actually leave Argentina or even profit in its current situation.

    This website is about as good as your day gets. It isn't even that great a site but it's all you have to fill your empty days. You are so put down by people in your life that you think you actually shine on here. But the biggest joke is that you are the village idiot.... the court jester.... you are here entertain us. You have finally found a use for yourself. And at our beck and call you will perform like a trained monkey.

    And wait.... coz there's more! The best bit?

    You can't leave. You've become dependent on us. You are like an Indian Call Centre worker..... without the call centre.

    You exist solely so people like myself, who are superior to you in so many ways, can actually showcase that superiority. You don't exist to make a point. Or to argue the other side. Or even to highlight something important.

    You just exist. Here. For no benefit to yourself.

    So thank you.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #10
    O-U-C-H !!!!!!

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 03:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3, 7. What a dozy arsie. Do you 'think' that all Brits are in the Falklands? Actually, many are in the UK. Occasionally, we like to remind you that we can wipe you off the face of the planet. Shoot your mouth off if you like. Got anything for the sea that floats the right way up? Fancy the Royal Navy turning up offshore? We know your destroyers submerge. What do your submarines do? Sorry, just the one, isn't it? Seen the effect of 200 cruise missiles? We can do that. Which of your aircraft can get into the air before the wings fall off? Seen the effect of 640 nuclear warheads? We can do that. And then the land forces come ashore. The TAM versus Challenger 2 main battle tanks. Like a Mini facing a bulldozer. But do try to keep your spirits up. National pride is wonderful. Trouble is, you have nothing to be proud of. Unless it's the speed at which you can run 2 miles. Just shows what argies are like. Totally divorced from reality. Every time you post, more people hate argieland. And YOU encourage it. Think we wouldn't? You didn't think we'd sail south in '82. Now we don't have to sail. Check out what we can fly in. Face it. You're all mouth and no trousers. Does the US ask for your support? Only for cleaning latrines!

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    7 paulcedron

    OUCH!!! Double slap down there:-

    1/ from Anglotino who really is Australian ( why would he lie? ). Do you know where Australia is nino-paulie?

    and

    2/ from Conqueror who says that:-

    “Trouble is, you have nothing to be proud of” and I have to disagree with him on that one.

    The ONLY thing you are are proud of, is being proud and that is less than nothing at all.............

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Ah so we are now name calling by the desperate argies,
    they cant sail -no boats
    they cant fly- no planes worthy
    they cant fight - to busy hiding behind the UN or CFKs skirt,
    or they resort to name calling.

    if you are going to name call us, at least get it bloody right,

    courageous , brave , brilliant , swarve , charismatic , Cool honest flamboyant ,
    and the list goes on and on...lolol

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Yes I'm Australian Paul. God don't tell me even that fact now confuses you.

    Unlike you, I've been to Colombia. I also live with two Colombians.

    All of which means I know more about this than you. But also it quite literally means nothing because you rank as the dumbest poster on here

    You can't a string a proper sentence together. You can't argue any point AT ALL. You are only left with vacuous posts that, to any person with half an ounce of understanding personality disorders can see, boils down to an emasculated, depressed and lonesome person. You think you write insults and yet all we see are pleas for help and attention. Because you are one of the ones that didn't make it. You never skilled up enough to actually leave Argentina or even profit in its current situation.

    This website is about as good as your day gets. It isn't even that great a site but it's all you have to fill your empty days. You are so put down by people in your life that you think you actually shine on here. But the biggest joke is that you are the village idiot.... the court jester.... you are here entertain us. You have finally found a use for yourself. And at our beck and call you will perform like a trained monkey.

    And wait.... coz there's more! The best bit?

    You can't leave. You've become dependent on us. You are like an Indian Call Centre worker..... without the call centre.

    You exist solely so people like myself, who are superior to you in so many ways, can actually showcase that superiority. You don't exist to make a point. Or to argue the other side. Or even to highlight something important.

    You just exist. Here. For no benefit to yourself.

    So thank you.

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 08:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Anglotino.
    Perfect summary.
    You continue to grow in my estimation.
    :-)
    xx

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Thank you.

    I have no idea why it seems to have appeared twice eight hours apart. Maybe the editor felt it worthy to repeat.

    But I guess it might take that much to sink in.

    Anyway, happy days!

    Nov 06th, 2014 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    My!! MY!! Somebody is full of himself!! must be all that aussie vegemite he must be taking in the morning....
    It was also nice to learn that plague that Charles unveiled in Cartagena is already causing controversy and already the mayor wants it removed and people trying to blow it up!!! LOL dear me!!
    www.crosville.com/colombian-mayor-seeks-removal-of-plague-newly-unveiled-by-prince-charles

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Oh my God!!!

    Run for your lives ... It's the “plague”!!!

    big deal

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 01:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    Oh!! there is an update The Plaque which Charles unveiled in Colombia has finally been removed...The locals did not want any PIRATE plaque in their city...LOL

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Mmmm I love Vegemite. Already have a travel pack ready for my trip.

    I'm definitely not full of myself Sunshine. My superiority to both you and Paul is a fact and not an opinion.

    Indeed everything I wrote to him could also apply to you. Except you want to be an Aussie. And can be.

    Ho hum. So sad.

    As for the plaque (thank God it wasn't a plague - a native English speaker would have picked that up instantly), while it was unveiled by Prince Charles, it was the mayor that had it placed there. Not the Prince.

    And it is still there. If the mayor wants to waste tax payer's pesos on paying for a plaque and then removing it; that is his choice.

    So much for your pathetic posts. Ta tah!

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 02:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    20 ASS - fake Aussie

    Your link goes nowhere - just a generic news site and Domsin name search site.

    ...and Anglotino has already caught you lying that the plaque was removed.

    You and Marcos - rank amateurs - are they paying you?

    Not getting their money's worth.

    Chucklety chuckle !!

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 04:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @20 Spanish sunshine,
    For your information, sunshine, l too, happen to love vegemite.
    Especially when lightly spread on hot buttered toast with the morning coffee.
    Some people even mix it with very ripe avocado & spread that on their toast instead of butter.
    You don't know too much about Australia, do you?
    What was the name of that wind again?
    lf you ask me nicely, then l will tell you.
    Because l know damn well that you have no idea.
    You don't try hard enough……cobber! lol!

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 07:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 10 Anglotino

    Hats off to you, Polly just fell off his perch.

    Sorry for the delay in posting.

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    Good for Jaime Rendon, The Colombian who with a sledgehammer broke the plaque that Charles and company unveiled in Cartagena... The Colombians want Jaime to be given an award for his actions....GOOD ON YOU, JAIME!!

    MEANWHILE THE PLAQUE IS BEING REMOVED...if not..other volunteers will make sure that it is broken up into ONE MILLION PIECES!!!! lol lol lol

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    25 ASS

    Jaime sounds only slightly less indoctrinated than you
    :-)

    You seem to be taking a very odd view of things for an “Aussie”

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    What is interesting about this plaque is that it ONLY honors the British soldiers who died trying to invade Cartagena from the Spaniards under the command of Edward Vernon. No mention of Colombian or Spanish soldiers who died defending the city under the great military command of General blas De Leso.
    It is like if the Argentine Government unveiled a plaque ONLY honoring the Argentine soldiers who tried to invade The Falklands/malvinas and placing the plaque in Tralfalgar Square!!!!! ummmmmmmmmmmm

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    27 ASS

    An act of vandalism, not an official act.

    “... it ONLY honors the British soldiers who died trying to invade Cartagena from the Spaniards... ”

    That sentence makes no sense - check your software.

    BTW, I'm glad it turns out there is no plague in Columbia.

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I wonder if they asked Charlie if he wanted to see “The Golden Rivet”?

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    plaque ?????

    Seems someone is very obsessed with this plaque
    27...lol

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Yes a plaque purchased and installed by Colombians.

    For some unknown reason Sunshine thinks this reflects badly on Prince Charles, who only unveiled it.

    He's just too dumb to realise it was placed their by Colombians. But then he is a Spaniard that failed in Australia.

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Ha ha,
    a Spaniard without a plaque lol

    Nov 07th, 2014 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    He's a plank !!

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 12:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    IT HAS FINALLY BEEN REMOVED!!!! hORAYYY!!

    Only the statue of Blas De Lezo stands in all its glory!! Hip hip horray

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Seems mighty odd that a loyal member of the British Commonwealth such as this so-called 'aussiesunshinee' is so vehemently anti-British.

    On a happier note “Commander Hammond said: “It is a great hono[u]r for me to bring HMS Argyll and my ship’s company to Cartagena and further strengthen the good relationship between our countries. ”It is also an hono[u]r to be included in their Royal Highness’ visit to Colombia and to welcome them and the President and First Lady onboard.””

    I heard no cries from the Colombians about any'militarisation of the Carribean'. In fact the they couldn't do enough to make them welcome.

    Which bodes well for the area in general, and certainly quashes any insane ideas Venezuela may have regarding its spurious claims over the so-called “Zona en Reclamación” in Guyana, a Member of Her Majesty's British Commonwealth.
    Go on, just 'Google' it. Venezuealan school children are brainwashed on the subject in a depressingly similar manner as Argentine kids are over the 'malvina' fantasy beloved by their great leader, and Maduro's ideological bed-fellow, the fragrant Krass-tina.
    At least there is hope for Colombia.
    Meanwhile the Royal Navy has been helping to 'clean-up' the Carribean;
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-warship-seizes-10-million-cocaine-haul
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-warship-seizes-10-million-cocaine-haul

    Nov 08th, 2014 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    ....and meanwhile the Royal navy has a huge problem with druggie sailors.....
    www.theunhivedmind.com/wordpress/royal-navy-riddled-with-druggie-sailors/

    I wonder where that 10 million cocaine haul end up????!!!

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    ref: @36
    I never address this troll directly, but I think other posters should be aware of this.
    The page says “Oops! That page can’t be found.”
    Some idiotic 'blog' I guess. Not an actual verifiable News source then?

    36 aussiesunshinee = Massive Loser. He should prove his assertations, or admit he is a liar.
    Prove the relevance to the article “HMS Argyll hosts Prince Charles and Colombian president Santos in Cartagena” or go quietly into the night.

    What a completely sad troll effort. Seems mighty odd that a loyal member of the British Commonwealth such as this so-called 'aussiesunshinee' is so vehemently anti-British.

    just like Stevie/USAF? etc.

    Sound familiar?

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 03:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    ASS @36

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

    what a ridiculous thing to say - sure... the RN cruises the Caribbean seizing SA “Narco-ships” and splitting the coke between the crew... !!

    What a limp stupid troll post.

    Are you sure you're not that doofus, Marcus (Marcos)??

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 06:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    34 aussiesunshinee

    Why so much hate sunshinee ?

    Not really the problem you make seem, but don't let facts spoil your fun.

    63 sailors tested positive for drugs between 2007-2011

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100480/Royal-Navy-sacks-sailors-drugs-years-WARSHIP-shocking-figures-reveal.html

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    34 may well get off,, on insults,
    don't play the game..

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    If Sunshine was a real Aussie he'd know it's HOORAY and HORRAY.

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l've proved to my satisfaction, that he is not an Aussie.
    l thought at one time that he was Argentine, but now my money is on him/her being Spanish. (pretty sure its a “him”).

    Nov 09th, 2014 - 09:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    I think we've shown, time after time, English is a 2nd language for ASS.
    “Spanish Sunshine”, we agreed.

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #43
    It's blatantly obvious that he has no real command of English.
    His verb endings are incorrect....even a seven year old would do better.

    end up????!!! should be ENDED UP. An English speaker would not make this mistake. A definite Spanish inflexion to his prose. I rest my case

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The Spanish lullaby is without words, lol

    Nov 10th, 2014 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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