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Argentina wants to make life easier for the Falklands: insists with air link to Buenos Aires

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 07:00 UTC
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Argentine ambassador in the UK, Carlos Sersale Di Cerisano said that ”an association with Argentina will be favorable for the Falklands Islanders (kelpers)“ and added that ”the Argentine government will try to make life easier for Islanders”. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    ''.... Argentina will not remain isolated from the Islands on which we claim sovereignty,''

    Time to drop the ridiculous sovereignty claim and face the facts:- Argentina has never legally owned the Falklands. To claim that the islands were usurped in the 19th century is a joke!

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 08:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    So nice of you Señor Carlos to think of us………
    Thank you, but no.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Make life easier ? I can recommend a quick 3 step solution which can be implemented unilaterally without compromising your inner yearnings.
    1. Drop all economic sanctions.
    2. Recognise and respect the people of the Falkland Islands.
    3. Tell all your friends and neighbours you are just going to let Islanders get on with their lives without further interference.
    Easy, get on with it.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Nothing more to be said it seems...

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    ”and we are convinced that an association with Argentina will be favorable for them“

    I hope no one becomes foolish enough to play with a poisonous snake.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 12:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Campora excursions for the weekend?

    Do you think that they'll still want it after they try it?

    This could be a good slogan: “Try us and you won't want us.”

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Have they contacted the FIG?

    Not likely.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Has this half wit asked the Islanders what they want?

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    What part of “NO” does Argentistan not understand?

    How about, “Not only NO, but HELL NO” ?

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    What about that sweet PS, FIG stamp in your old rg passport, huh?

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 02:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    They've offered a fabulous wooden horse for the beach too, apparently.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Argie ambassador: “...and ”this is how I see it, is Britain's interest in investing in Argentina....”

    Translation: “Our economy and culture are in the toilet and it's in Argentina's interest that someone bail us out.”


    “During the previous government, 'investors overall, investment banks, corporations did not trust the legal certainty framework, and thus did not even think of Argentina' ”

    -- Simply phenomenal lucidity, for an Argie. Could be re-stated more simply, though: “Nobody trusts Argentina, nor should they.”


    “Di Cerisano admitted that his job was to generate the necessary conditions to improve or to help the interests of the Islanders to be the most beneficial for them...”

    -- Ah, but then it's back to the usual toxic Argie practice of lying through their teeth. Small wonder that so many fart in their general direction.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    No risk Mr Ambassador to any links with Argentina - we have none - and we are not bothered.
    Do tell us;
    Are you going to allow your Govt Customs dept to prepare standard international export documents on goods sent to the Islands from Argentina - to allow normal
    International Phytosanitary certification and inspection certificates on any fresh produce from Argentina to the islands?

    To do either of these means your Govt would thus be formally recognizing that Falkland Islands Govt exists - are you prepared to do that?

    If you are not - my advice - shut up and stop talking tripe- or grow up and accept reality and the modern world.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Viscount Falkland

    Has anyone noticed that an anagram of his name is :- “Looser ices cardinals arse”,or “occasional riderless arse”. We need more of these :-)

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Argentina are great at deluding themselves on a grand scale.

    Macri has not changed that one bit.

    That alone is enough to bring this new approach to a juddering halt.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    The more that Argenzuela's economy, government, and society disintegrate, the greater the likelihood that it will follow its usual tradition and mercilessly unleash against the islanders its sole remaining (but fabulously immense) weapon: the pavada atómica.

    Aug 30th, 2016 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Watch at 7:00

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 02:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    Mr Alejandro,

    Honestly, are you asking us to watch 7+ minutes of Argentine or anti-FI, anti-British propaganda?

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 02:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Shameless, aren't they?

    And you wonder why nobody trusts or likes or even tolerates them?

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 03:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    What has the hand-over ceremony in HK to do with FI? You will never see something like that there. The situation in HK was quite another. The main part of HK (“New Territories”) was leased from China for a period of 99 years, wich expired in 1997. So, UK was obliged to turn it over to China. They could not risk a full scale war with a hugh state like China, equipped with nuclear weapons. Moreover most inhabitants in HK are ethnic Chinese, so it is perhaps more natural that it is ruled by China. It could have been an independent city state (like Singapore). But, probably, China had not accepted that. The situation in the South Atlantic is quite another. The inhabitants of FI are not Argentines or Spanish-speaking, the distance from Argentina is much larger than China/HK, there are no old obligations to fulfil and, moreover, Argentina is not such a super power as China.

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 07:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @20 Swede

    Marquitos Alejandrito is a child of about 8 years old. He has yet to reach the age of reason!

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “Di Cerisano admitted that his job was to generate the necessary conditions to improve or to help the interests of the Islanders to be the most beneficial for them, and we are convinced that an association with Argentina will be favorable for them“

    After all the damage that they have inflicted on the Falkland Islands, how can these people purport to know what is ”most beneficial” for them?

    They are delusional.

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Can't expect Argentina to drop its claim overnight.....
    But things are moving in that direction....give it time.

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • copland

    Would prefer to see the links with Chile expanded.

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @24 “Would prefer to see the links with Chile expanded.”

    This could be part of an interesting trend. Though denied at high levels, on a working-reality basis the Argies detest and resent the chilenos, even while the two countries cooperate on some economic levels. There is enormous resentment here in Argentina that natural gas is being supplied to Argentina via Chile, and at comparatively high prices because.... you guessed it..... the infrastructure to import more of the cheaper Bolivian gas is lacking and was not addressed during the Kirchner government.

    Macri's failure to move away from the gap-toothed lowest-common-denominator malvinistas is just another factor that helps to keep most serious foreign investment out of reach of Argentina, and unwittingly favours Chile.

    Stronger links between Chile and the Falklands would infuriate the Argies.

    There are already long-standing connections since many families in Chile have relatives that either now work or have worked in the islands, and that linkage goes back more than a hundred years. There are something like one or two argie nationals living on the islands and some 200 chilenos. In one more generation the chileno residents' claim to self-determination (after that of the overall islanders) will be more legitimate than that of Argentina, something which must annoy them to distraction.

    Islanders already do a good bit of trade in southern Chile, and I occasionally see them at the Zona Franca in Punta Arenas. Unfortunately, the present government in Chile has no balls, else there would be significant growth in Chile-Falklands trade and connectivity, even though at the moment Argentina's influence in the region is growing weaker and it has lost a great deal of leverage.

    The Chilean national oil industry (ENAP) headquarters is also located in Punta Arenas and could in theory become part of a partnership and base for the nascent Falklands gas and oil industry.

    Aug 31st, 2016 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Amazing what crooks will do to obtain something that's does not belong to them,

    next they will be offering Sweets and a discount card to use in argentine shops,
    Perhaps our new Iron lady will iron them out.?

    Sep 02nd, 2016 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • orcrist65

    The Falkland islanders would be well advised to stay well clear of any Argentinian overtures regarding changes to the existing Lan Chile flights. Stay well clear of any Argentinian offers of any kind. A leopard cannot change it's spots

    Sep 02nd, 2016 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Sep 03rd, 2016 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    England doesn't have any malvinas, heppie.

    Sep 03rd, 2016 - 05:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    will update d his history in the next 25 years.

    Beware the devil bearing hot gifts, that will burn fingers later on..

    Sep 03rd, 2016 - 05:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Evertano

    For the US , without their help the British have fallen in Malvinas

    Sep 05th, 2016 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @31 “For the US , without their help....”

    We might do well to remember that the Argies didn't get as far as they did all by themselves, since they had assistance from Perú, Brazil, France, Israel, Venezuela, and the Soviet Union, - among others.

    Without their help, Argentina would have surrendered a lot sooner.

    Sep 06th, 2016 - 12:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    31 Evertano
    Another fanciful narrative, as first, there was no military necessity for the naval task-force to place such assets as carriers. Within the operational sphere of Argentine aircraft. Secondly, I doubt that former Secretary of Navy of the United States was privy to the logistical assets available to the UK. I'm sure the US did provide assets, but the only ones of vital significance were the 'side-winder missiles'. Its pretty obvious that Mr. Lehman is not terribly well informed as the UK had already committed the task force ahead of any commitment from the US.

    Sep 06th, 2016 - 03:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    The RGs just cannot accept that they were defeated in 1982 & so have to come up with fairytales.
    You were beaten, Argentina.
    Get used to it.
    But l have no doubt that within a few years, Hollywood will come out with some far-fetched plot about the Falklands that will belittle the British Victory.
    The galling thing is that a lot of people accept as fact, some of the rubbish(lies) that Hollywood turns out.

    Sep 06th, 2016 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 34 lsolde

    Probably in rehearsal as I write with the midget Sly Stallone as the Generalissimo! Thinking about that it would probably be a 'step up'.

    Let us not forget it was the Yanks that salvaged the Enigma machine off the sinking German U-Boat and NOT the British!

    I always wonder if some of the Yanks doing the week-long tour of the entire UK ever go to Bletchley Park to see the actual machine that the British Forces retrieved.

    It was probably a Morse code 'ticker' that they recovered off some surface ship.

    Hollywood, 'don't ya just luv 'em'? :o)

    Sep 06th, 2016 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    According to Hollywood, the USA won both wars , and won all the great battles,

    so they say.

    Sep 07th, 2016 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @36 Briton,
    Unfortunately a lot of Americans believe that also.
    @35 ChrisR,
    My brother and l started to watch that film.
    l say “started” as we switched it off about a third of the way through.
    Credit must be given to the Polish codebreakers though.
    They started the ball rolling on the Enigma machine.

    Sep 07th, 2016 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    To true.

    Sep 08th, 2016 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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