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French president's visit to Argentina and Uruguay could include defense deals

Friday, February 12th 2016 - 06:40 UTC
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French president Francois Hollande is scheduled to visit Peru, Argentina and Uruguay in the last week of February, and in a display of Gallic diplomacy expects to promote trade, investments and French interests in the region. Read full article


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  • The Voice

    Donnez moi le moular!

    Feb 12th, 2016 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Thank goodness for Mers El Kabir.

    Now lets arm French Giana

    Feb 12th, 2016 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You can only buy something if you have money or credit.
    Alas Argentina has neither.

    How many of these idiotic articles have we seen over the years. Big announcements that are not worth the paper they're printed on...

    Feb 12th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    France has always been big on treachery!

    Feb 12th, 2016 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    And cowardice!

    You can still buy WWII French rifles marked up 'only been thrown down in mud once'.

    Feb 12th, 2016 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Or second hand never been used in combat due to cowardice.

    Feb 12th, 2016 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We aint even left yet,
    and already the back stabbing French have the knives out.

    Feb 12th, 2016 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Room101

    Exocet... France; Britain's ally...
    Why does Argentina need to bolster its “dilapidated” Forces: why not use the money to improve things for the people. Who is going to attack Argentina anyway: its just an unnecessary Expense for another Viagra attempt at Image.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Who is going to attack Argentina

    who would want to.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @9 You Saxons have always wanted to invade Patagonia in Chile.

    Feb 14th, 2016 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “But of even greater interest, according to ambassador Casas, are the Mirage F 1, which France offered to the previous Argentine government, to replace those decommissioned by the Argentine Air Force. The offer is still on.”

    Dream on-there have been no Mirage F1s in service with the FAA, only Mirage 111s

    Please do supply F1s though -they are 1970s technology even if upgraded.

    “You Saxons have always wanted to invade Patagonia in Chile”


    Are we supposed to be scared by your video?

    Thanks for show casing the British Lynx helicopter and the Gripen which has 30% British parts.

    The Argentines had good British kit in 1982.

    But not British servicemen to use it.

    Had they used British mercenaries. as in 1833, who knows?

    Your kit seems more serviceable than the Argentine kit, I'll grant you that, but triumphal music won't be any use if you take on the Brits.

    The Germans tried that in WW2.

    Who won?

    “when most of South American presidents attended, the air cover was the responsibility of Uruguay's Air Force A37 Cessna Dragonfly on request from Argentina.”

    Look on the bright side, now the air cover is Pucaras and machine gun equipped Tucanos.

    Feb 14th, 2016 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Brasileiro (
    You Saxons have always wanted to invade Patagonia in Chile,

    Whence once we were SAXONS,
    Your ancestors were the bunch of vandals / goths who lost espannia to the moors,

    Whence once we were English,
    Your ancestors were Portuguese and Spanish,
    And the slaughter began.

    Whence one as of now we were/are British,
    You shrugged of your masters, and went downhill,
    And have never looked back since.

    The past may be dodgy, but your future looks certain…..

    Happy valentine’s day….


    Feb 14th, 2016 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    and we have achieved more than 2/3 of America ...

    So. You Saxons are invading!

    Since pirates, where pirates!

    Feb 14th, 2016 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Since pirates, where pirates

    And argy pirates are still stalking the seas today.

    Feb 15th, 2016 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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