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Celebrations for 150th anniversary of Welsh settlements in Argentine Patagonia

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Argentine Ambassador in the United Kingdom, Alicia Castro, and the Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones, who will visit Argentina this year, jointly inaugurated in Cardiff celebrations commemorating the settlement of the Welsh in Argentina in 1865. Several activities have been planned both in Patagonia and Wales to celebrate the 150th anniversary. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    Congratulations for the anniversary and welcome to Argentina.
    I hope the small group od Englishman in Malvinas learn something about the Welsh in Argentina, for example they didn't claim the land for their country of origin.

    Feb 01st, 2015 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Welsh Welsh Welsh

    no disrespect old chaps, but CFK will milk this for all the cream she can get,

    but I ask you remember one very important thing,
    they were born in Argentina, thus they are argentine,

    Feb 01st, 2015 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    congratulations to the welsh.
    learn from that isleters!

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    What about the Falkland Islanders of Welsh descent? They have become Falkland Islanders.

    Not sure what relevance Welsh Argentines have to the Malvinas Myth?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 12:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    The Welsh in Argentina are now Argentines with Welsh ancestors.

    The Welsh in Falkland Islands can still be Welsh as they are part of the United Kingdom.

    Seems the “isleters” learnt the lesson. Who in their right mind would become Argentinean in the 21st century?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • La Patria

    ”As a nation, we are very proud of the strong links that we share with the settlements in Patagonia”, Carwyn Jones stated.
    “The links between Wales and Patagonia are very important for us and this is why we are working to promote awareness of this history”, stated the Director of British Council Wales, Jenny Scott.

    Did they accidentally miss out 'Argentina' or was it on purpose?

    My guess is that they're secretly funding a campaign to breakaway from Argentina and declare la Republica Y Wladfa.
    Vamos los boyos!!!!

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 07:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    So does this mean that Argentina recognized the independently monitored referendum that Wales held some year back.

    Wonder if they mentioned 1865 was exactly 100 years after Britain claimed the Falklands in 1765, was Argentina an independent country back then?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 08:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    marcos- and who did the Chubut part of what is now Argentian belong to in 1765?
    What did your ancestors do to them to make room for the Welsh settlers who came to and accepted they were in Argentina land and thus under Argentine law?

    What indigenous population was ever forced out of and exterminated from the falklands by comparison?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Poverty stricken Argentina couldn't afford its own harps so Wales had to hold a whip round to send some over. All very nice until Mrs Kirchner slapped a 30% tax on the gift.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    @3 wimpering again and again, loser……

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    Settlement of the Welsh in Patagonia and then what happens, Argentina takes over Patagonia. Maybe the Welsh should take it back for them and the Indians (if there are any left)

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    As a Nation, we Argentines are VERY PROUD of our Welsh settlers.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. The Welsh are used to being defeated. The Welsh are actually the original 'Britons'. But 'Wales' actually means 'strangers'. As they were named by the Angles and the Saxons. But we note that these 'strangers' were only driven out into a new land to the west of the promised land. They weren't exterminated like the Amerindians were by the spanish and argies.
    @3. Yes, Islanders, learn from that. These Welsh fled from their homeland in order to be subjugated half a world away. You can see the difference. In Wales and the Falkland Islands, the ever-developing United Kingdom recognises and accepts differing cultures, aspirations and thought looking forward to the 21st and 22nd centuries. Meanwhile, argieland is stuck in the 18th and 19th centuries. Would argieland accept your right to self-determination and independence? More likely that it would fish and dig and mine until you starved and the Islands collapsed into the ocean. Oh, and take everything you have and crap, literally, on anything left.
    @6. The Welsh can fight courageously. When the English point them in the right direction. Remember Rorke's Drift!
    @10. Sorry to correct, but it's 'whimpering'. I know about 'wimp', but that's a contraction. Outside of that, of course Pablo is a loser. Watch his posts. There are now very few that include argument, discussion or fact. The only thing that distinguishes them is the quantity of personal and disgusting abuse.

    I've been criticised. But look back. Has my nation, compatriots, those we protect, been abused or threatened? It's like a war. Drop half a dozen bombs on us. We drop a thousand bombs on those that attacked. Call us nasty names and I'll tell the name callers what sort of shit they are. Threaten us or ours and I can explain how we'll obliterate the name callers. In the last 70 years, Britain has never shown what it can really do. The US Navy sails EVERYWHERE. Can't hear complaints. What if the RAF deploys its 264 strike aircraft? Whimper, whimper, whimper!

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Wooo Hooo! That dirty Mascheroni gets Five (5) years! He'll die in U.S. prison. rotting roadkillians, this is what happens when you mess with America. lol.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    They have so many weird customs in Argentina. I can't imaging some of the German settlement in the USA celebrating when they arrived to the USA.
    And even weirder thinking they were still German after 100 yrs.
    The great part of the USA is that you're American as soon as you are born or take an oath. Nobody ever talks about “being Welsh” or any such thing.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “(1) a tasting of typical dishes from both countries, (2) the screening of a BBC documentary filmed in Patagonia, (3) the launch of the British Council Patagonia website and of several cultural initiatives.”

    (1) Welsh Rarebit (cheese on toast) or a choripan!

    (2) “Top Gear: stone throwing by the argies special”

    (3) Nice splash picture and of course the new Malvinas Flag, already tattered due to crap Chinese manufacture.

    “Lord Dafydd Wigley, the Honorary Chairman of the Welsh Celebrations Co-ordinating Committee, said that he hoped the occasion would help bring the Governments of Argentina and the UK closer together and to strengthen bilateral relations.”

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, stupid Welsh Twat.

    They are ALL Argentines now.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    15. lol. Why would anyone want to be recognized as a rotting roadkillian?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 15 yankeeboy
    “Nobody ever talks about “being Welsh” or any such thing.”

    Don't know about that but all the Irish who have been there for generations always talk about being American Irish.

    I was always being asked if I came from England and more specifically London, then the American would always tell me where they “came from” and it was never America.

    Insecure or what?

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Keyboard warriors with narrow minds, unable to comprehend concepts such as friendship, integration, community and sharing. They are hopelessly stuck in times of decadent colonial splendor, still dreaming being part--however small--of a time where empires ruled.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    One has to understand Argentina will do anything, use every trick in the book to make them look good and us look bad,

    I think that argy politicians should be banned from creating proper gander from UK region's , and Bann UK regions from associating with the devil,
    just say like.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 08:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “still dreaming being part--however small--of a time where empires ruled.”

    Copied very well by Argentina who have imperialist ambitions over the Falklands, South Georgia (to name a few) and Antarctica.

    Pity you haven't learned that colonialism no longer works-the UK gave it up at least 50 years ago, Argentina thinks and acts like the old British empire.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Chinese imperialists are headed to rotting roadkill. lol.

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    I think in this case its because they just want to promote chew butt for tourism. Hope they do, because 2016 they are going to start closing the tap on subsidy dependent Patagonian provinces. Specially Tierra del Fuego

    Feb 02nd, 2015 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Alicia Castro, two-faced lying hypocritical bitch.

    Enough said about her. Enrique, why do you choose to live in the British Commonwealth Realm known as Canada, rather than your glorious homeland of Argentina?
    odd, considering your comments above.....

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I am sure that this will be exploited for all its worth. Carwyn Jones had better choose his words very carefully, he doesn't speak for the British people and he certainly doesn't speak for the Falkland Islands.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 06:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic




    The falkland Islanders do not want to be integrated into Argentina, and there is absolutely no reason why they should be. That is the bit you don't understand....they get to choose, you don't...neither does the UK.

    Unless you are suggesting that the Falkland Islanders are somehow looking to have an “empire”..which would be odd.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Enrique, you are making a classic mistake and stating how you see the British. Our Empire disappeared in the 1960s, we dont miss it. We see the Falklands and other small nations that were part of our Empire just like the big nations like Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There is no difference except for size.
    If the Falkland Islanders wished to be absorbed into Argentina there would be no problem, but they dont as they have made abundantly clear. We cant blame them for not wanting to get absorbed into an alien latino corrupt crime ridden culture that doesnt seem to be able to govern itself effectively and feed and house its people despite having the most abundant natural resources in the whole world.

    What is it about that that you dont understand?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    19 Enrique Massot
    Colonial splendour

    Name us one colonial power today that has colonies
    [ I don’t think you can]
    But I bet we all can name a few countries that would like to live in Colonial splendour
    North Korea , China , Russia , ISIS, oh and of course not forgetting ARGENTINA



    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    @19Enrique Massot : “ Keyboard warriors with narrow minds, unable to comprehend concepts such as friendship, integration, community and sharing ”

    Yes enough about your fellow Camporista trolls , now get back on topic .

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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