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Trelew in Patagonia and Caernarfon in Wales to be linked as 'sister-cities'

Friday, February 27th 2015 - 08:29 UTC
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Trelew in Argentine Patagonia and Caernarfon in Wales will be linked as 'sister-cities' during a ceremony scheduled for next Saturday, attended by Lord Dafydd Wigley and a Welsh delegation visiting the country in anticipation of this year's 150th anniversary of the first Cymru settlement in southern Argentina. Read full article


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  • SebaSvtz

    Cool news, hopefully this will increase tourism and links.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    learn from that, inhabitants of the islets!

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 2

    Paul, it´s a complete different scenario. I can only understand the islanders frustration, much specially after what happened in 1982 and the non-stop claim that followed that invasion.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Outlawcatcher

    Yes indeed, learn what? As a Welsh veteran of the conflict I applaud the links being forged between Wales and our historic brethren in Patagonia but they are just that...links.

    Your country invaded peacefully populated islands and for thirty + years after have done nothing but behave in a shameful manner towards its inhabitants. The phrase how to make friends and influence people comes to mind....if there is any learning that needs to be occasioned it is by Argentina!

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Farmer Jones wanted to buy his neighbour's sheep, but on enquiring the price he was shocked to learn it was £50.

    “What”, he protested, “here I am, your friend and neighbour, and you ask a price like that?”

    “I'll tell you what”, replied the other farmer, “seeing you are my neighbour I'll give you 20% discount.”

    Now Farmer Jones was not much of a scholar and he wasn't quite sure what this meant so he said “I'll think about it.”

    He went off down the road and was still trying to figure it out when he saw the local school-mistress coming towards him on her bicycle. He beckoned her to stop and said

    “Now tell me, Miss Pugh, if I were to offer you £50, less 20% discount, what would you take off?”

    Miss Pugh thought for a moment and then declared “Everything, except my ear-rings.”

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    They never learn @4.. its called Peronism.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    FFS, I'm fed up with a bunch of argies pretending to be Welsh: THEY ARE ARGIES!

    At least the Islanders are Falklanders and a BOT. They don't pretend to be something they are not.

    Grow up and cope with it: if you want to be Welsh, try settling in Wales. You will still be argies though.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Bit of a forlorn hope. Tourism from where? As I understand it, the Welsh wanted to 'get away'. And you think they'll want hordes of gawking tourists?
    @2. I think they've learned. For instance they've learned that 32 years makes a difference. That surrendering makes a difference. That doing argieland's dirty work can help. Patagonia was chosen because the idiot with the idea was a nationalist. He wanted to set up a colony away from the English language. So he took his dipsticks to where they had to learn spanish. So intelligent...not! And now the majority of the world speaks English. Wales is quite a lovely province. Mountains, forests, rivers. And no argies. What a good idea to have a country where few argies are allowed. Called the Falkland Islands. Argies are so scared that they won't even call the Islands by their proper name!

    Gaiman, Trelew and Trevelin don't look particularly Welsh. Not much for tourists to look at. And @4 you're being told what REAL Welsh people think and feel. Quit falling for the kirchnerite and peronist drivel. The people of the Falkland Islands are primarily of Scottish and Welsh descent. If you try to get there, you'll find a population around twice the size of the quasi-Welsh in argieland. But there's another difference. No-one's tried to change them or turn them into a tourist attraction. Other thoughts. CFK thought she'd approach the people of Wales in an attempt to undermine the government of the UK. Failed. How come the mayor of the Welsh 'colony' of Trelew has a spanish name? It's all political!

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I agree with you,
    they are argentine full stop,

    but for the war, CFK would not give the welsh , scots , English or Irish a second thought,

    she is just using them for proper gander purposes.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    Of course they are ARGENTINOS, you dumbassholes.
    Now the question is, what are you?
    3rd class plebs?
    You dont even have a nationality since the islets are not a sovereign territory.
    Just a 3rd class colony.

    And it seems you dont have the balls to be independent.
    Poor, poor honest british taxpayers.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “FFS, I'm fed up with a bunch of argies pretending to be Welsh: THEY ARE ARGIES!”

    Rather ironic that these Welsh settlers wished to form a 'new' Wales and keep their language, and ended up having to speak Spanish as well.

    Meanwhile in Wales, though English is the dominant language, Welsh is thriving, they also have their own Parliament and don't have to speak Spanish.

    I'd say the Welsh in Wales have greater powers over their status than the Welsh community in Argentina, have over theirs.

    Who won? The ones that left for TDC or those that stayed? (Rhetoric).


    “Of course they are ARGENTINOS, you dumbassholes”

    That's good? Why, because they are allowed to burn tyres?

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    So is Simon Weston invited to these celebrations, I would be very interested in his perspective about this.

    Feb 27th, 2015 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    For the fact that he wont be invited should tell the welsh delegate something.

    but alas,
    fools are seen to be fools are they not.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @10. You just love proving that it is you that is the IMBECILE.

    Can you 'read' that? 'With retrospective effect from 1 January 1983, as provided in the British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Act 1983, the Falkland Islanders have been full British citizens.' You can use the link to try to read the other bit. 'From the Argentine position, the Falklanders are Argentine citizens'. Is that right? Then why aren't they 'recognised' by the argie 'government? Ever heard of 'dual nationality'? While we're on the subject, do you have a list of the traitors who have abandoned the Falkland Islands and become argie 'citizens'? Perhaps you could pass some information to them. Heard of Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce)? A US-born, Irish-British traitor. WE hanged him.

    Incidentally, for those to whom it may apply, it may be helpful to remember that you don't have to be English, or even British, to be a traitor. You can be of any nationality. Reside somewhere in Britain. Act, in any way, against OUR sovereign state. You're a traitor. You can be imprisoned. In the appropriate circumstances, you can be hanged or shot. But that's by legal process. English people, and even some British people, might choose a shortcut!

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I bet those 5th generation Argentinos of Welsh ethnic origin would be highly embarrassed to be supported by that dumb arse shite called paulcordon.

    Feb 28th, 2015 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    That great Welshman Lewis Jones will go down in the history of Wales, by his well deserved Welsh name.

    Jones The Knobhead!!!!

    Mar 01st, 2015 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Outlawcatcher

    @16 - and what brings you to that crass conclusion then as in Wales we think nothing of the sort?

    Mar 01st, 2015 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Don't “we?”

    Mar 02nd, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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