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Falklands at the Expo-Prado: Argentina makes official its disappointment to Uruguay

Monday, September 11th 2017 - 09:27 UTC
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In a Sunday release the Argentine government regretted the presence of the Falkland Islands stand at the Prado agro-industry show which is taking place in Montevideo, and said it expects collaboration from the Uruguayan government. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    'Argentine embassy in Montevideo met with officials from the Uruguayan foreign ministry to emphatically express Argentine disappointment given the announced presence, in the search of a solution which is in compliance with the historic support of the Uruguayan government to the Malvinas question.'

    Still harping on about the past and still clinging onto the shirt-tails of the UN C24.

    Falklands – 1833 Usurpation & UN Resolutions:

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • GALlamosa

    More childish Argentine behaviour. Makes the re-set look a bit shaky.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • saphira

    Was there not enough bunting? can't think of any other reason to be disappointed.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    It's said that the fuss that the argies created actually resulted in enormous free advertisement of the Falklands exhibit, and a great deal more positive attendance than was expected.

    Meanwhile, argentine laundries noted an upswing in work specialising in correction of soiled and tightly knotted knickers.

    The media reporting that the argie message was one of “disappointment” is probably a mis-translation. The word in local reporting was “malestar” which is probably better translated as “discomfort” of the sort associated with a tiny gas bubble in the gut ( “ ... para manifestar enfáticamente el malestar argentino ante la anunciada presencia....” ). In any event, the current argie government tried to appease the froth-mouthed nationalists here with a rather mild and politically vacuous equivalent of saying that the foreign ministry was just a trifle peeved.

    There is some sign of possible sanity creeping into the region, though. As one argie congressperson noted, the Macri government didn't fall all over itself when first informed of the Falklands stand in Uruguay, and elected to just stay quiet on the matter. The same representative noted that Brazil is now allowing visits by British warplanes, Chile is working with the UK on efforts in British Antarctica, while Uruguay is making known its friendly ties with the Falklands. To that end, Luis Lacalle, former president of Uruguay, has been leading efforts to increase trade between the islands and Uruguay. Meanwhile, Chile's Punta Arenas has become the shopping mall for the islanders and one of my Chilean friends is importing used vehicles from the Falklands.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Islander1

    I think the Arg Nutters(not Macri) will find that the official Ur Govt position is that they back the Arg Sov Claim- but that does NOT prevent Uruguay having good relations with the Islands as to refuse communications etc would be against the basics of Human Rights.
    The words F.I.Govt are not there in view either!
    Interesting will be next year when the show is combined in BA with Palermo - now will the Br Embassy stand there in BA be allowed to allocate a corner to the Islands??!!

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Last I heard, the Uruguay Minister had asked the British Embassy to remove the Islander's stand, only to be told that it was a private arrangement and nothing to do with the British Embassy.

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “The Argentine embassy met with ,,, the Falkland Islands have a stand at the Great Britain pavilion in the Prado agro-industry show in Montevideo”
    They just can’t can’t do anything without being in breach of international law to wit: None-interference in the internal affairs of other countries as echoed in this UBGA resolution.
    Ref.: 2225(XXI)
    The General Assembly,
    Reaffirming the principle of non-intervention, proclaimed in the charters of the Organization of American States, … Recognizing that full observance of the principle of the non-intervention of States in the internal and external affairs of other States is essential to the fulfilment of the purposes and principles of the United Nations,
    Considering further that direct intervention, subversion and all forms of indirect intervention are contrary to these principles and, consequently, constitute a violation of the Charter of the United Nations,
    …1. No State has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State.Consequently, ..and all other forms of interference or attempted threats against the personality of the State or against its political, economic and cultural elements, are condemned.
    …6. All States shall respect the right of self-determination and independence of peoples and nations, to be freely exercised without any foreign pressure,

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Clyde15

    It is up to the Uruguayan government to direct the Prado exhibition body to remove the Falklands stand......not the Argentine government. On what legal grounds I do not know.

    It looks like Argentina is trying to direct Uruguayan foreign policy.

    The UK stands would probably all close and damage trade relations between the

    Actions have consequences.

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SkippyVonBraun

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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