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“We will maintain our Malvinas claim, but relations with UK should be broadened”

Friday, October 23rd 2015 - 07:36 UTC
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Argentina's presidential candidate Mauricio Macri’s top foreign policy adviser Fulvio Pompeo told British newspaper The Telegraph Argentina will take a less aggressive stance over the Malvinas Islands conflict if the Let’s Change candidate wins Sunday general elections. Read full article

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  • Mendoza Canadian

    About time...

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Trouble is the huge number of poor Argentinians in receipt of 'benefits' will vote for more Kirchnerism. Argentina will remain cut off, locked out, broke, and isolated just like it is now. A great shame…

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Getting a bit lonely, now you've annoyed all your former friends, Argentina?
    Want to kiss & make up. do we?
    Bit late for that amigos.
    You may have a short memory, but we don't.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 11:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Let no-one forget that, after the war, argieland spent around 10 years being “friendly”. But it was just a scam. As Kirchner (deceased) proved as he tore up fishing and hydrocarbons agreements because he wasn't getting any closer to “sovereignty”. Nor will argieland get any closer to “sovereignty”. Surely the people of the Falkland Islanders can now recognise that argieland ALWAYS lies. “Broadening relations with the UK” is another scam. Argies have conveniently short memories. And think that WE are the same. But we aren't. Because we are all British.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    If the Argentines have any sense they can claim as much as they like but realise it's never going to get anywhere.

    Their objective to get anything out of the Islands, through friendship or spite, should be to trade with them, supplying labour, services and goods for which they would gain something, i.e' a lot of money earned from fishing and oil rights that they claim.

    They would effectively be getting hold indirectly of the 'oil' and 'fishing' money.

    However, any sensible Argentine government would have to spend years collecting all the thousands of toys chucked out of the pram, and would now have to compete with the UK, Chile and Uruguay for trade, labour supply etc.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Problem is we know where we stand with Kirchner. She is ridiculous, embarrassing, easily countered and a complete fool. Replace her with somebody intelligent, more reasonable and more measured and the alarm bells should start ringing.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PepperJohn

    The claim will not be relinquisehed. Don't get this guy wrong, because you are going to be dissappointed. the truth about Malvinas is here: https://factsandfictionsofmalvinasislands.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/booklet-argentinas-actions-at-the-united-nations/

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • marasilver

    I believe that you should know that Argentina will have to mantein its claim until the Constitution is changed :)

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The guys name is almost correct, it should of course be POMPOUS as befitting what he is suggesting.

    Try sidling up to the UK whilst still having your laughingly called 'constitution' as it is and all the tyre and Union Jack burning outside the British Embassy and see where that gets you.

    Even Corbyn knows that trying to sell the people of the Falkland down the river to The Dark Country is a no-no despite his rhetoric.

    BTW Norman Foster is a front and has been for years.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #7
    You can keep your claim until hell freezes and the Islanders will keep their Falklands....tough titty.
    Don't you understand that the rest of the world does not give a damn about your phoney claim... they just humour you to get you to shut up while they go about more important business.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tarquin Fin

    @9 Clyde

    That “keep our Malvinas claim” line is just political convenience. Any next government will at least keep that claim formally because it would be foolish to do otherwise after the Kirchners (and Peronists, and the Junta before them) used Malvinas to entice political support for themselves.
    Dropping the Malvinas claim will be political suicide for anybody running. At least during the next 5 years. Just to give you some context, dropping that claim would be like claiming Christ did not exist to a bunch of Jehova witnesses .

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 02:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @7 Pepper John

    The Ruda family seem to breed liars.

    Here is the correct version for you to contemplate

    http://www.falklandshistory.com

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 06:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    All they want is what the EU get now,
    our money.

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @7
    “The claim will not be relinquisehed”

    Neither was the claim made by Great Britain from 1690 (Landing near Port Howard) or from 1765 (settlement).

    This is your problem.

    You ignore, and say the British claim from (at least 1765) was invalid.

    That therefore makes your claim (officially from 1828) invalid.

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    the 2nd picture shows this guy next to an image of the Falkland's argentine style...

    just for the sheer hell of it,
    I would like to see islanders standing proudly next to the image of Argentina with a giant union jack over it,

    the publicity alone would be worth it,..

    Oct 25th, 2015 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wild Blue Yonder

    Quite frankly, Argentina has cooked its goose. Far better for them to shut up, because no one believes them or takes them seriously. Little more than a nation of pick pockets & thieves.
    It'll be a cold day in hell when they'll be regarded as a “good neighbour”. By anyone.
    To put it bluntly, they've shitted in their nest.

    Oct 27th, 2015 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    I am disappointed then ...

    I do expect better relationships with the UK AND the claim to be dropped also. Period.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 03:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 16 SebaSvtz
    “I am disappointed then ...”

    Your problem is of course that you are open minded and can think for yourself and the politicians are NONE of these things! :o)

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    the claim to be dropped
    first and foremost for ever...

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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