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Chile admits differences with the 'new map of Argentina' which extends maritime outer limits

Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 09:28 UTC
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Punta Arenas daily La Prensa Austral points out that a 'controversy is brewing' following the recent 'new map of Argentina' presented by foreign minister Susana Malcorra expanding the outer limit of the country's continental platform according to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, CLCS. Read full article


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  • brasherboot

    “...defense minister Jorge Burgos affirmed that the situation must be addressed and solved in “a very friendly way, as it has always been done”

    Eh? Illegally invading the Falklands is ”friendly”? If so, is nuking Argentina equally friendly?

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    This is a non story.

    The CLCS has approved Argentina's claim to extend territory up to 350 nautical miles, not within the Antarctic circle, and where there is no competing counter claim. So it does not include any territory also claimed by Chile or the UK.

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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  • Skip

    Didn't realise the CLCS had issued a map yet.

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    The usual method is to determine territorial waters along median lines between individual states. For some interesting judgments on territorial seas and to gain an understanding as to how the world court deals with such disputes: -

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Chile can Surf!

    (but who is making waves?)

    Apr 19th, 2016 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Chile can be fined!

    (but who is making waves?)

    Apr 20th, 2016 - 02:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    Chile can just create their own subcommittee under the Bingo club in Chapelle-aux-Naux and declare Patagonia and Mar del Plata as parts of Chile under eg. the Tocopilla Province, Antofagasta Region. That will be as valid as the silly Argentine claim.

    Apr 20th, 2016 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @7 Nene Marquitos Alejandrito

    This is old news which we all knew about last week. Has it taken you all this time to read and understand it?

    Do keep up!

    Apr 20th, 2016 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nicky Caviglia

    Who gives a rats backside what Argentina wants or try's to do. All this mambo jumbo at the little sub committee who only recommended and not sanctioned the modern day colonist's ambition for more sea space is totally a none story. I seem to remember Argentina holding press conferences, making sure all the media outlets in Argentina knew of what the sub committee was not saying and then having to get back in their tiny boxes when the UN came out the next day held a press conference themselves which effectually said WTF are you on about Argentina we have give you nothing its all in your own heads go see a psychiatrist. PMSL at that one and so did the whole world. If there is one thing Argenstupidtina is could at its putting its foot in its own mouth and making themselves look stupid. As for Chile, yeah I will back them any day over Argenstupidtina.

    Apr 20th, 2016 - 07:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    'Never trust an Argentine with a map '

    Old Chilean saying....

    Apr 20th, 2016 - 08:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • argfellow

    @11 Frank 'Never trust an Argentine with a map'

    Never trust 17 million Chilean (except a few enlightened thousands) who continue to believe they held rights on Eastern Patagonia despite the fact that all four XIX Century Chilean Constitutions (1822, 1823, 1828, 1833), promulgated by their outstanding forefathers, respectively O´HIGGINS, FREIRE, President PINTO and President PRIETO -this last aided by Diego PORTALES´pen- crystal clearly established that Chile´s Oriental border was the ANDES range, since almost SIXTY years (1822) before the 1881 Chilean-Argentine Treaty that fixed the Andes as the official dividing mark between both countries. However, the immense majority of the Chilean people, even today, completely ignores their own Supreme Laws on this matter and think that the afore-mentioned treaty was extorted by Argentine war threaths. (In 1881, the ruling Constitution was the last of the four (1833), and it continued to rule until ¡1925..!. Its FIRST article was the one that established the ANDES as Chile´s Eastern border)

    Apr 21st, 2016 - 03:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    It is a well-known fact that Argentina disseminates lies massively about its “Malvinas”
    fixation-fiction through maps, postage stamps, posters, etc.
    The US academic Mark Monmonier is the author of an entertaining little book:
    “How to Lie with Maps” (The University of Chicago Press), which shows cartographic propaganda on Argentinian stamps, among other subjects.

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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