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For a world in distress, “the answer is Latin America” argues Argentine ambassador in London

Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 10:02 UTC
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The Argentine ambassador in the UK, Alicia Castro, was one of the main speakers invited to an event yesterday which included the discussions “another world is possible” and “against foreign intervention in Latin America”. Dozens of activists from across the UK expressed their support for a range of Latin American causes. Read full article

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  • falklandlad

    Looks like she's found her true forte in life ““We are a region that can offer lessons on economics to the world: we reject austerity and spending cuts because they are not only socially unjust, but also economically idiotic”. Lots of future inspring academic papers coming from this lady in retirement post October!

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    What planet does this woman live on?

    I dare her to go for a walk through downtown Caracas. Feel the spirit of Chavez..... or get raped or murdered.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    If Argentina is the answer ,then pass me the hemlock.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I would love to be present at Alicia's speech. But I promised myself and my family that never I will set my feet in any country of the “Five Eyes”.

    It is my thanks and praise for the Argentine ambassador!

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4. Reading the various articles, we can see that latam's 'progressive' policies have resulted in falling exports in argieland, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela. Industry is failing in argieland, Brazil and Venezuela. Inflation is off the board in argieland and Venezuela.

    Try being present at Casto's speech on a spectral plane.

    Rejecting austerity and spending cuts is GOOD. How do you get on with your bank manager? Assuming you're old enough to have one. He/she must just love you spending anything you like. We should thank her for clarifying that her country does not pay speculators and usurers. Hang on, almost everyone in the markets for stocks, bonds, commodity futures, currencies, fine art, collectibles, real estate, and derivatives is a speculator. So when argieland offers bonds for sales it's encouraging speculators. But it isn't going to pay. That's fraud. Charging interest is often regarded as usury. Tell your bank manager that. How's your credit card? Mercosur is such a cornerstone of regional unity that most of its members want to do their own thing when it comes to trade.

    “Latin America is a region led by revolutionary men and women. Cristina (Fernandez), Dilma (Rousseff) and Michelle (Bachelet)”, all inextricably linked to corruption. That's 'revolutionary'!

    Good of her to give 'special mention to the role played in building the region’s unity by Hugo Chávez', who wrecked the economy of Venezuela, alongside Presidents (Brazil) Lula da Silva and (Néstor) Kirchner, also firmly connected to corruption and criminality. Chavez, according to MADurine, is now a little bird. So much easier to shoot.

    The woman is certifiably insane. Pandering to the sub-human mentalities of south america. In the penultimate paragraph we can see a list of British loonies. Milne, for example, has been authorititively described as “a Stalinist Rip van Winkle” and a “Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas mouthpiece”.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    “We are a region that can offer lessons on economics to the world: ..” Really. Argentina debt free these days?

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Everything was already paid. Only left vultures and Western.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F19PnbWigSA&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&index=19

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Being a bystander at that meeting would be like viewing Hieronymus Bosch's 'Garden of earthly delights' (centre of the triptych) and wondering as I do every time I look at it WTF was Bosch on?

    http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bosch/delight/delightc.jpg

    Beef or pasta (in her earlier and much slimmer days) could be any of the female subjects shown in this masterpiece.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Thankfully countries like Venezuela and Argentina showcase how to run progressive economies.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Seriously, do you think they believe the crap they spout? It is going to be fun to see how the next government get on in these Latam countries. PMSL
    She is better than Bennie Hill.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Alice is definitely down the rabbit hole.

    Review the links below and judge for yourself if there is a pattern as to the recent behavior of Argentina with respect to the citizens of the world as well as its own:

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    # 4 with a score of 22!
    https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#respondent

    #104 with a score of 3.8!
    https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#respondent

    #1 with a score of 5393!
    https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#respondent

    #54 with a score of .52!
    https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#respondent

    #1 with 73%!
    https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#respondent

    #107 with a 34 score!
    https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#respondent
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Reeeekie writes: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm#respondent

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    @ 7 Brasileiro you are not very smart but at least you can write how old are you 12 or 13 ?

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    7

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #13 Brazilboy

    Thanks for a realistic mental age declaration, however I assume Cornelious was actually inquiring your physical age instead.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    What a load of rubbish. I can find no record of this event anywhere except here.

    Very inconsequential especially with Ken Livingstone's participation.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    The answer is to tell Europe and North America to f-ck off, and to wish them the worst. The answer is not tolerate their pathetic superiority complex.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    It seems that Europe and North America have already told Argentina to f-ck off, and forced CFK to mortgage it's natural resources and borrow from the worst loan shark nations seizing their inferior products: Russia and China...

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    16. Ignoring Rgs is easy, like the petulant children they are you learn to tune out their nonsensical rantings and ravings.

    I can't wait to see them streetfighting over the last bag of beans.
    Just like the Venezuelans are doing now...

    I wonder which will collapse first Brazil or Argentina.
    Hard to say...

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 04:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    YB, they'll be killing for choripan and beer. LOL. Sweet!

    For review-

    Reeeekie writes: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/15/cristina-fernandez-comes-out-strongly-in-defense-of-minister-kicillof
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    # 4 with a score of 22!
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/15/cristina-fernandez-comes-out-strongly-in-defense-of-minister-kicillof

    #104 with a score of 3.8!
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/15/cristina-fernandez-comes-out-strongly-in-defense-of-minister-kicillof

    #1 with a score of 5393!
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/15/cristina-fernandez-comes-out-strongly-in-defense-of-minister-kicillof

    #54 with a score of .52!
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/15/cristina-fernandez-comes-out-strongly-in-defense-of-minister-kicillof

    #1 with 73%!
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/15/cristina-fernandez-comes-out-strongly-in-defense-of-minister-kicillof

    #107 with a 34 score!
    http://en.mercopress.com/2015/05/15/cristina-fernandez-comes-out-strongly-in-defense-of-minister-kicillof
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Alicia Castro is right, but her concepts will never be accepted by those defending a world order that supports a constant transfer of resources from the periphery to the centre.
    Blaming the poor while failing to take responsibility for the recurrent crisis speculative capital causes is the attitude of those who profit of the scheme and their admirers.
    Argentina has demonstrated that prosperity with social justice not only are possible; they are complementary.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Enrique, Alica is wrong, she should have stuck to pushing a trolley.

    Tell us, if RGland is such a pillar of prosperity and fairness, why are you hiding in a Commonwealth country? Why arent you in that prosperous country?

    Hypocrite!

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 07:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Singer will collect what is due him.

    And rotting roadkill will pay and pay and then pay ever afterward every single time they have to borrow money because of their deadbeat nature/performance as reflected by their last round of CONTRACT BREACHES.

    Sweet justice for the rule of law.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    If Latin America is the answer then I have completely misunderstood the question.

    @4 But Enrique lives in one of the Five Eyes states and clearly thinks it's better or he'd move home again.
    @20 So why do you live in Canada? It's better in Canada (or Britain or the US or Australia / NZ or even most of the EU) than in Argentina or otherwise you'd move back there. Of course you know that - yet you seek to assuage your moral guilt for abandoning your people by talking up your government. But your government is the problem not the solution so wouldn't you serve those you abandoned better by helping bring an end to Peronism? Anyway, it's none of my business but i just wanted to point out what seems obvious to me.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #21 and #23
    How sensible.
    According to Captain Silver and Redrow, I would need to move back to my home country “to serve those you abandoned” in order to post my thoughts in MercoPress.
    I'm impressed.
    The few Argentine residents who dare to post here, according to many posters in this forum, are also wrong for other reasons.
    Of course it would be easier to challenge a place of residence than to challenge opinions and arguments.
    Of course it bothers you that somebody living abroad shows the love for one's home country are for life, without diminishing the qualities of my country of residence.
    Of course it feels good to be living abroad and still be able to challenge some foreigners' uninformed comments about a government that has done more than most previous governments the country has known.
    Facts are facts and ideas are ideas no matter where a person lives.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    @17

    Ok so we had to get a lone shark. We are still not whores.

    Chile on the other hand? A total and complete whore. Whore of the EU and USA and China too btw. And what has all that whoring and playing meek and weak and pathetic brought you? Just a bit more wine and fruit exports???

    Building cars yet?
    Building computers yet?
    Building ships yet?
    Creating pharma yet?
    World financial center yet?

    You would think after 40+ years of thorough and uninterrupted lap-licking to your masters, they would have thrown you a bone or two.

    You are still in the neighborhood of Argentina's development, the country you see as so inferior. In some things above, in something below.

    A lousy, lousy result for an almost half century of EUian-Northamoan approved crony capitalist, sovereignty-surrendering, dignity-snuffing tail-wagging.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    It could be worse for Chile!

    They could be Argentinean.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    Being considered pariahs by EU, US, Japan, Ozzer, and even other Latin Americans is not worse at all. We like it. We don't want the friendship of any of you, which of course is utterly insincere as everyone knows. We don't like fakes.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    rotting roadkill isn't compelling or significant enough to be a global pariah. They're just plain pitiful. lol.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 02:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    No country in their right mind would follow Latin America.

    Its poverty, violence, corruption.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @27

    What is it with the whole world? One minute they're all in support of you, and the next they're all against.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Who has ever called Argentinean pariahs?

    I just love how the Argentinean education system causes Argentineans just to make stuff up. I guess that is where they are similar to Castro.

    Argentina is just becoming irrelevant. They are already irrelevant to the Falkland Islanders. They are becoming increasingly irrelevant to their neighbours who are moving on to greener pastures. And by the number of emigrants appearing countries like mine, very much irrelevant to even their own population who are abandoning their dysfunctional state.

    Not pariahs, just irrelevant.

    If there is one major task for a state, it is to gain enough power and relevancy to protect and project. By fading into irrelevancy, Argentina is failing at project its own priorities over others and thereby protecting its own country from the influence and power of others.

    Friendship is overrated in international relations. But then again, it is hardly surprising that Argentineans think that is important.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @27
    “ we don't like fakes ” says trollgames, well sunshine I have news for you, China is considered the country that copies products the most. And, I might add, of sub-standard quality so good luck with your “ we don't like fakes ”

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I said many years ago, nobody will care if Argentina implodes or just fades away. In every economic crisis they've had, and they've had more than any other country in the past 150yrs, there's always been someone to rescue them, UK IMF USA. Now there's noone. Nobody cares if they survive, they don't produce enough of anything to matter to anyone, they will nor drag down the continent when they implode, they just don't matter.
    If they get another K in office they'll pre-sell grains to China/Russia for U$ to pay for fuel. Just like Venezuela did. Never quite having enough to pay the debt so a little gets rolled over every year. So anyway you look at it Caracas is their future.
    Venezuela without oil.
    Let's see how long it lasts.

    Remember last year everyone wanted a 20%+ wage increase now everyone is getting a 30% wage increase. This is where V was a couple years ago. Now V's at an estimated 550% inflation.

    I couldn't be happier.
    Street fighting over the last bag of beans
    That's the future.
    and I stand by my predictions

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    @24 Enrique
    “According to Captain Silver and Redrow, I would need to move back to my home country “to serve those you abandoned” in order to post my thoughts in MercoPress.”

    Not at all. I understand exactly why you left Argentina and are enjoying your new life in a free and successful country. My point is that you continue to support the very regime that reduced your country to the mess it is in and that made you leave. Do you not see a hypocrisy in that?

    It's not your love of Argentina I am contesting, it's your support for the system that has so dimished Argentina that seems odd from someone who found they could make a better life elsewhere. It wouldn't be unpatriotic to call for a new political system in Argentina, one that emulates a successful country like Canada.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    @34 Redrow +1

    Enrique, because you live in a decent commonwealth country your posts are sheer hypocracy. So you understand you criticise us, you critisise the Falkland Islanders and by implication you criticise Canada which has given you a home far away from the poverty crime and corruption suffered by your countrymen and the hands of their corrupt thieving lying government. You are a hypocrite through and through. If you actually lived in Argentina perhaps you could be forgiven for myopia but you live in a wealthy decent democratic country where people dont buy votes, politicians dont line their pockets at the expense of the poor and dont execute political opponents. Argentinians dont know any different because they live in a practically Marxist state and are bombarded with propaganda. You dont - Hypocrite.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I have been closely connected to Latin America since 1959. I have lived and worked in four LA republics and for 10 years was the European representative for a major LA bank in Europe. My wife is Latin American and my daughter was born in Latin America.
    There is ONLY one country which is thoroughly detested by all other LA countries and that is ARGENTINA and when a person such as Alicia Castro stands up and makes such juvenile speeches in London then it only is “grist for the mill”. She just confirms what everyone believes.
    What is the point of this arrogant demonstration? She makes no friends and only further antagonises her critics. What a weird woman!

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 03:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    How much do you want to bet now that Reekie is fully discredited that he disappears and someone let's call him CRubliard shows up a few days later.

    Gross.

    Just pointing out that I was the first one to call him a out on his hypocrisy and general retardation.
    :)

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @13. Months! Gurgle, gurgle, spew, pee and crap.
    @16. Actually, the real answer is an air, land and sea blockade of argieland. No-fly zones, bomb and missile attacks on every land border, ships turned away or sunk.
    @20. Alicia Castro couldn't be right if she sat on a 12-inch steel spike labelled 'progressive'. 'Progressive' as in spanish or argieish? Both failing. But Britain prospers.
    @24. Silly billy. You haven't mentioned a 'fact' yet. 'Ideas' are indeed 'ideas'. I have this 'idea' where argieland is made to pay its debts. And another 'idea' where a British police force, backed up by the SAS, investigates Kirchner. And every other member of the criminal conspiracy of theft. And another 'idea' where anyone found guilty is thrown into deep, dark, rat-infested cells for the rest of their lives and cowardly ex-pats are returned to where they came from. To share the pain.
    @25. What a shame. How's argieland doing? So wonderfully.
    Building cars? From Brazilian-supplied parts.
    Building computers? From foreign-supplied parts.
    Building ships? Is that ones that float?
    Creating pharma? Why does argieland import so many pharmaceuticals? Argieland imports pharmaceuticals valued at US$2.1 billion every year. And rising.
    World financial centre? For advice on avoiding payments on contracts. For evading debts. For talking a way out of the UN Charter. For breaching virtually every feature of international law. For demonstrating how to pretend to be a 'victim' whilst threatening a tiny country, illegally interfering in the domestic affairs of another sovereign country, holding back other countries for its own benefit. Why doesn't some intelligent south american country bomb it? Sorry, I used “intelligent” and “south american country” in the same sentence. Not really possible, is it?
    @27. How could a fake 'country' object to 'fakes'?

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Well, the Alicia b*tch WAS speaking at the NUT's HQ, to a bunch of nuts....the only way she can get an audience to listen to her crap.

    @27 Trolley,
    You claim you don't like fakes, yet YOU are a fake.....otherwise, why do you keep on changing your identity ? As far as I'm concerned you'll always be the sasquatch from Mendoza...

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @27 Typical arrogant statement from a citizen of “we all know where”!

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @33 Is there any hope for us then?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    41. If I had to ask a question to Macri in private I would be like “yeah, yeah that’s all blah blah blah, I know there is things you can’t possibly say to the mob in election times, but you have got a plan.....right??”

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @42 I hope Macri has a plan but don't expect any miracle from him. He can't even build Metrobus stations properly. This would be the perfect time for a tecnocrat, but unfortunately here tecnocrats have no say and no power, and politicians would never listen to them.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 02:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    Quite funny indeed that you all call me a fake, when I have been the most consistent poster in this website for 3 years. My tenets:

    1. The Falkland Islands are British.
    2. The Falklanders have the right to choose affiliation.
    3. Argentina should leave the Falkland Islands ALONE.
    4. Argentina should focus on developing the Antarctic Peninsula, and withdraw from the Antarctic Treaty.
    5. Argentina should have no real diplomatic relations with any nation, except basic trade based on balanced trade law (no trade deficits allowed).
    6. Foreigners are bad people without exceptions and should be avoided at all costs as they are not decent human beings whatsoever.

    Never have deviated from these 6 main tenets of TTT philosophy. That is the opposite of fake, it is steadfast and resolute.

    And lastly about my name, also not fake. Or are you people that dim to not see I always choose names that can carry my trademark play-on-word, to mark any posts I write as being from the same “person”? And always have had ONE account.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    ”Alongside this organisation and others, social movements and trade unions, the Argentine embassy carries works collaboratively in order to broaden their support base for causes like the 'Malvinas Question' and the 'actions of the vulture funds'.'

    Finally, right at the end of the article, her real agenda is revealed. Surprise, surprise.

    Who gave Ambassador Castro the authority to speak for all of LA? By its self centered and uncivilised behaviours and attitudes, Argentina has made itself the pariah of LA.

    Here we have a country that has demonstrated that it is incapable of working with and thriving in the established world order, so the solution is? Create a new order more to Argentina’s liking, an order where it can borrow but not repay, where its interests always take precedence over others and where it can bully and cajole its smaller neighbours and fulfil its dream of colonial dominance across the South Atlantic and Antarctica with impunity.

    Well good luck with that lady! When you lay down with dogs, you get fleas.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 03:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    “Here we have a country that has demonstrated that it is incapable of working with and thriving in the established world order”

    The established world order? You mean the forcefully imposed world order, just like any other tyrannical system, the current one has been forcefully imposed.

    We want no part in it, you got that right.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 03:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @TTT You forgot to add that you dislike ALL women with no exceptions. Including all Argentine women and your own mother.

    You are consistent. You look at the world through your own prejudices. You hate everyone and you don't need friends, so you suggest that extends to your whole country. It doesn't.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 05:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @44 Nostrils

    “And lastly about my name, also not fake. Or are you people that dim to not see I always choose names that can carry my trademark play-on-word, to mark any posts I write as being from the same “person”?”

    I think you are fibbing, don't believe you.

    Back to relevant conversation now...

    @ CD2 and Magnus,

    Macri may not have all the solutions, but surely it would be a good idea to elect him - at least it would end the status quo backroom deals of the K's - and shake off the leaches and other blood suckers that feed unseen on the public purse.

    It might even reveal some awkward secrets as things unravel, and “financial partners” go unpaid...

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 06:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @46 So no more international sporting contests like the World Cup, The Rugby Championship, the Olympic Games for Argentina?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 06:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    @TTNostrils, As an outsider whats your opinion of the human race?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CKurze30k

    “...the Argentine embassy carries works collaboratively in order to broaden their support base for causes like the 'Malvinas Question'...”

    More like the Malvinas Lie. The “question” has already been resolved - there are no Malvinas, it is a fake name used to attempt to seize control and sovereignty of the Falklands from the rightful holders, who have twice defeated physical attempts at usurpation.

    Therefore, the “Malvinas Question” is based on a lie. The appropriate title is therefore “The Malvinas Lie”.

    @44:
    Your first three, and fifth tenets are reasonable and admirable.

    The fourth depends on Argentina claiming all of a territory that has multiple claimants. Do you intend to remove the other claimants from Antarctica?

    The sixth is quite untrue, and borders on slander. Do you have any evidence for such claims?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    TTT is completely egocentric. If he doesn't like it then it must follow that everyone in the world doesn't like it. He has been ostracised by his primary social group so he claims he doesn't need people. Women reject him so he claims all women are bad. (It couldn't be him that repelled them). One foreigner once treated him with distain or made fun of his feet, so all foreigners are bad in his world. etc.

    He has always supported the Falkland Islands remaining as they are and he has never had any interest in the Olympic Games. He doesn't care for the Olympics ergo in his mind no one in Argentina does. That is of course a complete nonsense as not only did my friends in Argentina follow the games but I sat at events in London with Argentine supporters.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    @49

    We don't care about the Olympics, those sports are even more corrupt than FIFA. Everyone does drugs to win and bribes to get to host, just ask the Americans. Elaine can claim some do but the truth is no one cares about most of those sports in Argentina, we really are not interested in them.

    @51

    Antarctica should be divided into all the claimants that are SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Nations. European claims have no business there, and as I have said before, don't have any legal leg to stand on.

    For my six tenet all the evidence I need is this forum and how Argentina has been treated throughout history prior to the the 1970s. Argentines might well be corrupt but foreigners are hypocrites of the 1st degree. Just look at what is happening in the Arctic, and then lecturing Argentina on Antarctica. Look at all the bank criminality, interest rate fixing, manipulation of prices, real-estate speculation, in the so-called first world, and then lecturing Argentina on economic transparency. How could I develop any smypathy for people like that?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @53

    a windup artist and 'victim'

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    TTT YOU are not Argentina. YOU are just one malcontented social outcast who may or may not be Argentine.

    That you life is so tragic is entirely you own fault. Man-up.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    41. Magnus the best you could hope for is a Dictator like Pinochet taking over and ruling for at lest 2 generations.
    Otherwise no, there's no hope for Argentina.
    You're on the same path as Venezuela except you don't have oil.
    and
    Nothing can stop this train now
    no matter who takes over next.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    “For a world in distress, “the answer is Latin America” argues Argentine ambassador in London”

    The above is arguably the funniest headline every posted by MP.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @53 Tobias

    I agree. The Antarctica should be divided up between all the surviving native Amerindian tribes, and those people of South African countries, and New Zealand.

    The rest of you, especially those of you who are complete hypocrites (like YOU Tobias) who are of European descent, should bugger off back to where you came from. You should remember where, after all you are only a second generation Argentine.

    Until then we'll play by international law, which basically makes the UK's claim the strongest since we staked it long before ANY other country, especially Argentina, did.

    We have a saying in the UK: “You snooze you lose.”

    And Argentina is a BIG LOSER.

    Truth hurts, doesn't it Tobias?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @48 I doubt Macri can do must

    @56 The dictator “solution” is illegitimate and inmoral and if you believe in that then you are no different from a narco or a terrorist. I will never hope for an inmoral solution.
    But I understand where you come from, you are a Social Darwinist who will do anything to move people towards your concept of “civilization”. Just like Al Qaeda.
    I will however keep looking for a solution that is morally acceptable. If we are human beigns just like you Americans then we must find a civilized way.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    59. I've thought long and hard about this and clearly representative gov't will never work in Argentina.
    Never has and never will

    Argentinians are too corrupt and has too many uneducated slum dwellers that will keep electing people that make false promises.
    Unless there is a radical change with someone that wants to fix the country without enriching themselves it will never change.

    Magnus, you should move to the USA, Canada or UK. There's no hope for Argentina.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MagnusMaster

    @60 If I ever leave it will be only a temporary “exile” in a Latin country. Thanks for the offer though.
    I don't like the people in my country who give up and don't care about our country, or just leave, or don't take anything seriously. These people don't realize that much of their worth as human beings comes from their nationality and that they must build a prosperous nation if we don't want to live and be treated like animals.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    @58

    If all that makes you feel better sure. I know for a fact the UK would not make it past discovery session in a court deciding sovereignty of Antarctica.

    Rights of discovery or claim are 100%, 1000% not admissible. Any world court that ever admitted such then would be flooded by MILLIONS of claims, including a few dozen to claim your own little island country. Claimants would certainly include: the Normans (thus the French and Danes/Swedes), the Jutes (the Dutch I think), the Saxons (Frisians and Germans), the Norse (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland), the Romans (Italy), the Celts (Ireland), the Iberians (Spain), the Stonehenge people that appartently have DNA traceable to Portugal, Tunisia, and Ukraine (thus those three countries also can take you to court).

    That's just the UK. Imagine the same for ALL countries, based on “first claim”.

    hahahaha.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @62 Trolley
    Don't push it.....maybe the humans should try recreating dinosaurs (through cloning) and give the earth back to them......who knows, the sasquatch colony might even be benefited.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Basically another general strike in Argentina. One may wonder if its all going so well why there's so much adhesion to the strike?
    No planes, trains, busses, banks, the Trotskyites have blocked every major artery into BA, the list goes on and on...
    So someone is lying...
    Poverty at 5% huh?
    Sure it is.

    Up next, middle class housewife's street fighting over the last bag of beans...
    I can't wait.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @ 53 The_troLLimpic_games
    Toby, you are forgetting that the British with their vast, VAST territories of land and sea in the S. Atlantic, are a SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE Nation, closer to the Antarctic than Argentina is.

    Also the British territory in that region is undeniably British.

    What is the legal basis for Argentinians claim to the territory that is today called Argentina? Conquest, occupancy, theft, Squatting or what other “legal” means?

    First that has to be answered, before you can expect go claiming other people’s territory.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jaydub

    Meanwhile, back on planet Earth.....

    Jun 11th, 2015 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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