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Almagro pledges an end to OAS fragmentation and a hemisphere without exclusions

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 08:33 UTC
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Uruguay's former Foreign minister Luis Almagro was elected on Wednesday by the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) as Secretary General for the next five years, during the XLIX Special General Assembly held at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC. Read full article


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  • HansNiesund

    He called the event “historic for advancing toward a hemisphere without exclusion, beginning with the presence of Cuba in the Inter-American sphere for the first time in decades.”

    Excellent news. How soon can we expect to see the inclusion of the Falkland Islands in this hemisphere without exclusion?

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 08:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1
    “How soon can we expect to see the inclusion of the Falkland Islands in this hemisphere without exclusion?”

    Never, as long as Gollum's Rent Boy Almagro is in charge.

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    Gosh, I'm disappointed. There was I thinking that a hemisphere without exclusion might actually mean, like, a hemisphere without exclusion. Yet it seems some of the inclusionists are actually in favour of an embargo against the Falklands similat to the embargo against Cuba they are just applauding the end of.

    Then again, logical consistency has never been a major consideration in the Malvinaverse.

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Is there any need for concern? In a few years, huge British aircraft carriers will sail to the South Atlantic. Incredible numbers of British fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft will appear. Aboard the carriers and landing on British territories. Ready to ensure that the Americas are 'inclusive'. Just imagine Apache attack helicopters hovering over Buenos Aires, Brasilia, La Paz, Lima. And even Montevideo until they are really 'inclusive'.

    Isn't it easy for latam? Either the Falklands inside the Americas or outside. If it's inside, it's THE leading government and economy. If it's outside, it's none of SoAm's business. An Island chain hundreds of miles away. Does France constantly whitter on about the Channel Islands? Does Ireland constantly whitter about the Isle of Man? By the argie 'argument', don't the Canary Islands properly belong to Morocco?

    Sorry about using European examples. LatAm and SoAm are still arguing about 'the sea'.

    What a strange world we live in. In the days of Empire a fleet would turn up. It would be 'Settle this sensibly or else'. No-one should ever have allowed latams to 'govern'. Look at spain. Incompetent would be a kind conclusion.

    Look at a ludicrous situation. Something called C-24. A corpse that has no mandate on sovereignty. And yet, every year, led by a latam, it sits and listens to colonialist, imperialist quasi-colonies. What is argieland doing there claiming ownership? It invaded, occupied and got beaten. Do we have to do it again? Perhaps we'll pick out a few suitable argie hovels. Who has the strength? The aircraft, the bombs, the missiles? At the end of the day, there has to be a choice. Intelligence or force. The UK leads in both. Who needs Almagro?

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @1 , @2

    You may try asking for the inclusion of Islas Malvinas.

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

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    Mar 19th, 2015 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Will China's new future Latin American territories be included by the OAS?
    Just asking...

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @5 argfellow
    They will be included as The Falklands, one day in the not too distant future.

    They already attend as observers.

    Argentine diplomacy has proved impotent in that respect, as in some others.

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    I'm not so sure about the Islas Malvinas, those are an Argentine cultural myth that's not really much of our business, frankly. But for the Falkland Islands the exclusionary inclusionists of the Almagro OAS could provide a fine complement to the colonialist decolonizers of the C24, and hopefully keep us all amused until such time as the Organisation of Adult States finally gets off the ground.

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #4 Conqueror (Conqueror of what?)
    “What a strange world we live in. In the days of Empire a fleet would turn up...No-one should ever have allowed latams to 'govern'.”
    Dinosaur thinking, belongs to a bygone era--a couple of centuries back.

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 10 Kicki Mashed potato-head

    You just cannot get that anti-Brit bile out of your guts can you, especially because Britain made Argentina what it was up to 1920: a country destined to overtake the US and be the leader in the south.

    Then you lot fucked it up wanting more money for the lazy sods on the land of which you would probably be one given your self evident lack of intellect and adherence to a pack of Peron's lies.

    I have just read the link and it is amusing how the problems when Peron came along are being repeated by the present bunch of Muppets:
    “Successive governments from the 1930s to the 1970s pursued a strategy of import substitution to achieve industrial self-sufficiency, but the government's encouragement of industrial growth diverted investment from agricultural production, which fell dramatically.”

    Ring a bell does it? TMBOA stating more auto parts to be made in TDC? Of course what the stupid bitch and her rabid running dogs didn't know was that the auto industry makes parts for a world-wide market, not just some shit hole polluting the Plate.

    Too late now though, TDC is irretrievably fucked with the Mafia, the drug business, the systematic robbing of government institutions by replacing money with K's IOU's, murdering prosecutors, etc., etc.

    Mar 19th, 2015 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @7 Chicúreo

    “Will China´s new future Latin America Territories be included by the OAS?”

    Mist happens to hide future. But we know that old England´s Lands of Cipays, not necessarily caribbean or atlantic ones, already belong to the OAS ; even after presenting Her Gracious Royal Majesty Elizabeth II with their whole Antarctic claims. Anyhow, British people need not worry. Their slaves endure everything. It is enough to remember the treatment that the United Kingdom granted a certain President-Dictator when visiting his Lords: jail as a vulgar delinquent .

    @8 Pugol-H
    “They will be included as the Falklands, one day in a not too distant future”
    “They already attend as observers”.

    Excuse me, I was unaware of this last circumstance. But again, no danger of these “observers” turning into “voyeurs”. As a rule, OAS meetings are unsurpassingly bore and uninspiring.

    @9 Hans Niesund
    As a matter of fact, it´s hardly possible for me to consider St.Maló´s fishermen as a myth of any kind. But I think that “Islas Malvinas” is an accepted United Nations official name.

    Mar 20th, 2015 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    How many Malvinas Islanders are there?

    Mar 20th, 2015 - 07:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    That makes no sense, what-so-ever.
    Please could you re-type your response to @7, in recognisable English please? Not just some words regurgitated on the page?
    Thank you.
    (Actually, you need to re-write your whole post, it is all gibberish.)

    Meanwhile, what is the OAS doing about Vnzla?

    Mar 20th, 2015 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @13 Hans Niesund

    I suppose you are aware of the common notion that “Malvinas” comes from “Malouines” (St.Maló) and this word from the fact that the Islands were reputedly VISITED by these honest French sailors in former times. Neither myth (in its classical meaning of “traditional or legendary story” nor Argentina seem to have been incumbent upon the matter. It was (right or wrong) a modest historical fact.

    Mar 20th, 2015 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Actually the official UN term is Falklands (Malvinas), although Ban-Ki Moon always refers to them as “the Falklands”, even when giving an interview to the Argy paper Tiempo Argentino.

    St Malo was the port the French COLONISTS of Le Malouines, sailed from.

    Mar 20th, 2015 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @ 14 ilsen
    “Please could you re-type your response to @7, in recognisable English please? not just some words REGURGITATED on the page?”.

    Oh, I´m so sorry. But @7 has been exceedingly imprudent. With no warning he happened to evoke the most powerful EMETIC on Earth, a very legitimate (and the most repulsive) by-product of the British Empire: THE CIPAY. It has, certainly, adapted very well to the New World. When General Pinochet was receiving kick after kick in his fat arse from Her Majesty´s Justice during his rather involuntary permanence in England , and when those caresses were duly transmitted through the Press to the corresponding part of the rest of the Chileans, they might have begun to entertain grave doubts about who was the senior member of the “Alliance” between the U.K. and Chile. They ignored that England knew very well how to deal with the CIPAY (= ENVY, baseness, greed, treason) once it has become useless for its Master. Now, the U.K. invites its “allies” to forget that expensive fantasy of the Sector Antártico Chileno. It befits far better to Her Majesty. And no scandals, please.

    Mar 21st, 2015 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    The Pinochet case. It's called the rule of law. You may not have heard of it, but it definitely exists. Unlike the Mythical Malvinas.

    Mar 21st, 2015 - 05:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @18 Hans Niesund

    And might you add that also unlike the equally Mythical Sector Antártico Chileno..? Your faithful “ally” will find it delicious, indeed....

    Mar 23rd, 2015 - 12:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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