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Falklands, “an indescribable mix of emotions and experiences”

Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 06:28 UTC
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A group of Brazilian academics, students and journalists recently visited the Falkland Islands, invited by the local elected government. One of the visitors, Guilheme Lacerda wrote a small piece in the social network about what the describes as an incredible experience. Read full article

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  • zathras

    How respectful that they posed with the Flag of the country they visited.

    Here is a cunning plan....

    ALL Argentinian visitor should be required to pose (and be photographed) in front of a Falkland islands flag as part of their entry requirements.

    Oh and the photo will be immediately checked and anyone making inappropriate gestures will be refused entry.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @1 “ ALL Argentinian visitor should be ...”

    Don't forget to count the spoons, stones, and sheep dag before they leave.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    outside cold was almost absurd, six degrees and three degrees because of the wind factor.

    That passes as a mild day here !

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @3 About the same temperature as Río Grande on the Argentine-squatted side of Tierra del Fuego, at least in the morning.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    1 @

    I´ll gladly do that, voluntarily; I actually think that the FI flag is nice.

    But if it becomes mandatory, then we should require that any British national poses with an Argentinian flag when they visit Argentina ( reciptocity gesture ).

    But, on a second thought, don´t you think that forcing a visitor to wear other country´s colours may be ... absurd ? just think about for a minute or two. Forcing visitors to do so sounds very `middle-eastern ´ to me :p

    @ 3

    :D I love cold days !!!

    Is it true that weather changes several times during the day ?

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    the more visitors the Falkland's get from south Americans,

    the more understanding they will be, and perhaps realise that Argentina perhaps was not telling the whole truth.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BM

    Brazilians are friendly people that don't like Argentinians very much(no one does). it will be a smart move to invite Brazilian journalists and politicians to the Falklands

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 7

    you said, li´l troll ?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133804/Brazil-helped-Argentina-Falklands-War-supplying-aeroplanes-bombs-ammunition-fight-British-forces.html

    There you have your friendly Brazilians. Enjoy. Make room for Lula and Dilma, they may need a distant spot to hide in a near future ;)

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    chuckle chuckle..

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Lots of countries supplied war materiel to Argentina both before and during the conflict in 1982. Argentines seem to forget that they had to pay for all that hardware at some point. Naturally they defaulted on that debt as well !

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BM

    the Brazilian people don't like Argentinians, the Brazilian Government plays its own game as lider of Mercosur, go directly to the people trough the media. forget dilma and lula the are dead

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 03:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    @5

    I can't see why anyone visiting somewhere like Buenos Aries of their own free will would have any issue about posing with the Argentine flag. In fact, I could understand locals being very suspicious of any visitors that refused...to the point of refusing entry.

    Not being a hypocrite, I would agree with the above statement with Buenos Aries changed to Stanley and Argentine changed to Falklands Islands.

    Mar 09th, 2016 - 11:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 11

    Utter nonsense. I know from several first-hand experiences that what you say is simply BS. Brazilians are very kind and friendly with Argentinians (in spite of the usual soccer-jokes). I have personally witnessed warm congratulations from Brazilians once that the Kirchnerite plague was defeated.

    Maybe you are just reflecting the thoughts of a small, tiny group of potheads who still think in XIX-century terms.

    Keep amusing me please.

    Mar 10th, 2016 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #13
    I presume that you mean Argentina is stuck in the XIX -century
    Her colonial desires attest to this.

    Mar 10th, 2016 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 14

    Presumption fail, Clyde; I was clearly addressing my post to a certain brazilian mindset. Don´t presume. Ask instead.

    Argentina has no colonial desires towards the Falklands ( as the UK had back in the XIX century with several other lands all over the world, when they gave a rat´s ass about “the inhabitant´s wishes”).

    Argentina has a baseless claim to include those islands as part of the territory of one of its current provinces. No colonial status wanted there (maybe a feudal one, considering how some provinces work here).

    A claim that, as stated over and over here, makes no sense at all and which I think can not be defended in a court of justice (that based on Argentina´s refusal to show up in court, even after three British offers)

    Let me know if I was clear enough this time.

    Regards.

    Mar 10th, 2016 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BM

    I have spent a lot of time in Brazil I know many Brazilians their opinon about Argentinians is the same as Uruguayanas Paraguayans Mexicans Colombians, they despite them for their arrogance vulgarity dishonesty, Argentinians have a disfunctional culture and it only gets worst when they have money. I have seen the same in Europe from people that had the unfortunate experience of meeting Argentinians. And you find it in the WSJ the Folha de Sao Paulo The Economist the Financial Times etc. The Faklanders have not been efective in reaching the millions of people that dislike Argentinians

    Mar 10th, 2016 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #15
    If Argentina does NOT have colonial ambitions for the Falklands, South Georgia and the S . Sandwich islands why in God's name do they keep up an incessant barrage at the UN and at every visit to whatever country one of their diplomats or govt. ministers visit. This is why I think they are stuck in the XIX century.

    Mar 10th, 2016 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    The UK will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 02:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BM

    in 25 years the Falklands will be independent country

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Hepathetic will be returned to the institution within 25 days

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 17 Clyde

    It is being discussed ad nauseam: stupidity, frustration, mistake, brainwashing, lack of mature attitude, lack of ability to learn from own mistakes, etc.
    Call it whatever you want but `colonialism´is not the word.
    Don´t get me wrong, I absolutely agree with you that Argentina has no business there, but if you seriously say that Argentina is trying to have a colony (in the strict sense of the word) you are not being accurate.

    @ 16
    Allrigth, keep believing that cr*p then.
    The entire world hates Argentinians. The same world that can´t agree on some basic topics to improve the lives of millions out there reached an agreement to collectively dislike Argentinians because the +40,000,000 million people living here fall in the description you did, all of them.

    You are the living definition of obnoxious.

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #21
    I think we are dealing in semantics here.
    Collins English dictionary gives this definition:-
    “the policy and practice of a power in extending control over weaker people or areas.”
    To me, this is exactly what Argentina is attempting to do. The only thing stopping them is the UK.

    Just for the record, I don't believe Argentinians are Devils incarnate.
    I have only met a few in my time and they all seemed perfectly reasonable and likeable people although I have only met them in the UK.
    I would not judge a people by the actions of their politicians or I would have a profound dislike for my own people.

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SebaSvtz

    @ 22

    “I think we are dealing in semantics here”

    Probably. And how fun that you use Collins :D I use that dictionary online also.

    Regards.

    Mar 14th, 2016 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @@@ “ The entire world hates Argentinians”

    That's not true. There are some Argentines not roundly despised by everyone everywhere. And I know both of them.

    Mar 14th, 2016 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    @24

    What a sucker for believing the two then. Typical Chilean fool.

    Mar 15th, 2016 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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