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'Malvinas', center piece of Cristina Fernandez speech at Panama summit

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 05:45 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is attending the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City where she is expected on Saturday to strongly criticize the United Kingdom over the 'militarization' of the Falklands/Malvinas and revelations of massive espionage of Argentina by London. Read full article


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  • gordo1

    The headline of the above seems to be misplaced as the article itself deals only with the matter of the USA/Cuba re-establishment of diplomatic relations.

    As far as the expected speech from la Kretina, can we expect anything different?

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 06:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Same article as the next one.

    I know incompetence in the Mercopress office is rife, but this takes the cake.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 07:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    After the meeting the only mention of how Crisis Fernandez de Kirchner stuck it up the UK will come from Argentine Government sources; not the meeting's synopsis, minutes or transcripts.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 07:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Here we go again, RG Groundhog Day, whinge, whinge, whinge, whinge, whinge!

    Only problem here is, most are Spanish speakers, so removing the translators ear piece is useless.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 07:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Carrick1

    Therefore, Timmerman - stop trying to interfere in Islands that are not yours!

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    every will vote to support kfc as its easier than arguing you with the crazy plus everyone gets to feel united.
    latinos against the evil gringos go home and promptly forget about it till its brought up again next year. Only argentina will remember and believe the vote means anything.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 07:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The 'Children' ruling TDC just cannot stop making themselves out as idiots with all this nonsense dredged up at every international meeting they attend.

    It is getting boring in the extreme.

    No doubt POLLY will be on here claiming the whole world supports the children even though the majority are jibber-jabber users and incapable of seeing the truth.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    You know what's most disconcerting about this? the frequency with which these things keep coming round.

    It means I'm getting older.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret


    The reason I suspect that there is no news in this article, is because the argentine regime brings nothing, to these meetings as they have nothing to bring, except the usual banal squealing fixation.

    It's utterly pointless for MercoPress to have a journalist waste their time.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marc1

    Like the star that she isn't, she arrives an hour late and misses the inaugural photo shoot, leaving the four eyed git to his own devices.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Late again...such a (non)class act.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    Poor old CFK: nobody will listen to anything she says... they'll all be thinking about Cuba...

    oh, hang on....

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 02:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Everything that you all say is totally correct. But just take a look at those three Typhoons. Are they not beautiful? And those three aircraft, and the single reserve, have argieland scared shitless. Is it the aircraft or the pilots? Isn't it a bit like argieland going into full military alert over a single destroyer? IF the UK is engaged in 'militarisation', through updating aircraft, vessels, missile systems over the course of 33 years, what does argieland call its attempts to acquire Chinese J-10 and/or JF-17 combat aircraft? And the 2 Chinese 'Malvinas-class' corvettes? So argieland won't mind if a 'flight' of 4 Typhoons is replaced by a squadron. And the single Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel is joined by a second one. Or perhaps a fleet submarine. Anyone taken a look at Mare Harbour? All those roads that go nowhere.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    That picture isn't three Typhoons. The leading two are but the one following is a Tornado

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Apparently CFK is rushing of letters to the UN complaining abt

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinas1

    The UN has said that the territory can be ours. And we will have it back some day. The islanders soon enough will see it is in their best interests.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Britain's got talent,
    A group of ladies have just got through,

    British at its

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mikey48

    Day in Day out all we get is the Mad Argentine President complaining about Our Falklands Islands belongs to argentina.NO THEY DONT.Ever since the 1830s and again in 1982 when you the Agentine goverment surrendered the illegal occupation in June 14th 1982.Argentina surrendered all claims to the islands,and that still stands.Argentina has no rights to Falkland Islands.They belong and always will belong to Great Britain.Now argentine complaining about the Oil find north of the Falklands ,they the argentine goverment are to make these companies illegal.These waters are outside the territorial waters of argentina.Argentina has no rights.So now we have the ambassadors in both countries beeing called in over matter.So once and for all argentina has no rights to the Falklands or the Oil.FACT.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    British Summer Time 21.30hrs Saturday 11 April 2015

    “Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is attending the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City where she is expected on Saturday to strongly criticize the United Kingdom over the 'militarization' of the Falklands/Malvinas and revelations of massive espionage of Argentina by London.”

    Still no news from Panamá re la Kretina's speech.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    3 Jo Bloggs

    Oh my friend, you gotta laff!!!

    'Militarization' of the Falklands and UK alleged spying on Argentina, will have priority in the Argentine leader's speech, anticipate Buenos Aires sources

    Of course it is!!! 'cos KFC has NOTHING else to bring to the table!!! She is an idiot who is clinging to power by distraction, corruption and violence.

    It appears that she has pulled the wool over the eyes of her own people so completely that all they do is lap up her lies ( apologies, as always, go to Simon68 ).

    Can you stop the merry-go-round? I would REALLY like to get off!!!

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    The link to her speech

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinas1

    It is a well known fact that documents have been intentionally destroyed proving the massacring of the original settlers by the British. But some historians are claiming to have found fresh evidence.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    19 Tooold

    G'day my friend. As predicted in my post at #3: there was no mention of Cpl Jones sticking it up the Fuzzy Wuzzies. They don't like it up em.

    I guess we'll have to wait until Argentina make a press release to tell us what she said at the summit. Lots of news about Obama and Castro but no news about Cpl Jones and the Fuzzy Wuzzies.

    Apr 11th, 2015 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    What a crap article. The text doesn't relate to the headline.

    The most interesting thing I have read here is @14 Idlehands' comment on the photo!

    As for the British spying on Argentina?
    Well, yeah... of course! You didn't see that one coming?
    I reside in the UK and if GCHQ wasn't spying on Argentina I would be demanding a discount on my Tax!

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @22 Malvinas1

    It is well known that the Argentine claim to sovereignty of the Falklands/Malvinas consists of fairy tales, myths, lies and false accounts of historical events; I see you are now adding to the long list of lies - or is your allegation a fairy tale?

    ¡Nabo de m====a!

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 05:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The article doesn't even mention the Kretina's personal gripe about the Falklands, because it is totally irrelevant to the issues meant to be discussed at the Summit.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mikey48

    I am a veteran of the RAF,22yrs.Spent near on 6mnths at RAF Stanley in 1983/4.I enjoyed the stay.The islands are British ,now and for all future,So argentina president K should tell population of argentina the whole truth,and not the lies she keeps spitting week after week.Tell Truth ,No Lies.

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    22 Malvinas1
    Massacring of the original settlers
    Historians are claiming to have found fresh evidence.

    Thank god you are now on the case,
    I presume we can now expect PROOF forthcoming,

    After all, YOU do know what proof and evidence is don’t you…

    Apr 12th, 2015 - 06:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    @ 22 Malvinas1 who wrote: “It is a well known fact that documents have been intentionally destroyed proving the massacring of the original settlers by the British”

    How long have you been seriously mentally ill?

    It is a well known fact that the Argentine documents are here:

    “Lista de la tropa, sus familias y peones de la isla de Malvinas”. + fotografia de la lista original

    The civilians who left were Joaquín Acuña + wife, a Brasilian and Mateo González + wife, an Uruguayan, Source: Their affidavits: Archivo General de la Nación, Buenos Aires, Sala VII, legajo 136. - Acuña and González had arrived together with their wives in the Falklands 15 July 1831 on board the British ship 'Elbe', chartered by Luis Vernet.

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 05:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    'Malvinas', center piece of Cristina Fernandez speech at Panama summit’

    True, the headline and introduction don’t match the content of the article. But seriously, here we have the historic rapprochement between the Unites States and Cuba and the plastic lady thinks she is going to steal the limelight with the usual Argentine diatribe about their phony Falklands claim.

    These people exist is a seperate universe.

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Lost in

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mikey48

    History says in 1830 Great Britain were in control of the The Falkland Islands/In 1982 April Argentina ILLEGALLY INVADED THE Falkland Islands.ILLEGALLY.Great Britain regained rightful control of its own ialands.Both sides lost good men in the Falklands War.But on 14th June 1982 .GENERAL MENENDEZ SURRENDERED All Falkland Islands to General Moore ,General in charge of all British Forces .With the effect of 2359hrs on 14th June 1982 .At that time the British goverment regained rightful ownership of the falklands islands.In 2013 the Falkland Islands residents voted to remain Britains Control.That surrender document of 1982 and the vote of 2013 remain in British control ,until decreed otherwise.End of story ok out.

    Apr 13th, 2015 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 32 mikey48
    The argies never 'owned' the Falklands, they only had 'possession', not even under bare licence terms.

    This is not a 'nicety' we do not want these idiots claims of ownership enhanced even inadvertently.


    Apr 13th, 2015 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Posted this, an interesting article it might help,,,,

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently stated: “[T]he impression is that people living under those conditions [of colonialism] should have [a] certain level of capacities to decide their own future, and this is the main criteria from the main U.N. bodies: achieving independence or having [a] certain degree of self government in their territories.” He also added, however, that “I don’t think it [the Falkland Islands] is an issue of abuse or violation of relevant U.N. resolutions.”[

    In the context of Argentina’s campaign of intimidation, the unbroken record of British sovereignty over the Islands, and the wishes of the Falkland Islanders themselves, the U.S. policy is wrong. It is also dangerous. By regularly calling for negotiations, the U.S. is encouraging Argentina to persist in its campaign. If Argentina should take military action against the Islands
    the U.S. would be partly responsible for encouraging that aggression. The only threat to the peace of the South Atlantic derives from Argentina: By siding with Argentina, the U.S. is making that threat worse.

    The U.S. also risks the loss of British sympathy and access to British bases around the world. Finally, by refusing to respect the results of the referendum, the U.S. is helping to deny the Islanders the right to choose their own form of government, a right on which the U.S. itself was founded.

    Kirchner’s mention of U.N. resolutions is telling, if irrelevant: The resolutions in question were adopted by the U.N. General Assembly and therefore lack binding legal authority.
    U.N. Resolution 1514 of 1960, which Argentina claims supports its case, refers clearly to the fact that “all peoples have the right to self-determination and in virtue of that right can freely determine their political condition

    Apr 14th, 2015 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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