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Macri's Falklands policy and the Foradori/Duncan pact were “shameful”

Thursday, June 18th 2020 - 23:10 UTC
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President Mauricio Macri's Malvinas question policy was “shameful” and the three bills sent to Congress to reaffirm Argentina State Malvinas claim policy, represent a drastic change in the “de-Malvinization process” of the last four years, explained Guillermo Justo Chavez, head of the foreign minister Felipe Solá's cabinet. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    Critics of the Argentine government’s strategies and rhetoric toward the Falkland islands have coined a new verb – malvinizar – to describe how the claim for and memory of the Malvinas is used simply to divert attention away from more serious domestic socio-economic challenges.

    Jun 17th, 2020 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Pugol-H

    Acknowledged by the UN and “refers to our sovereignty rights over the ocean soil and subsoil, and represents double our current territory”.

    -Total bollox, COPLA only accepted two of Argentina’s five claims to extend its seabed.

    The other three were refused as they included British territory.

    https://en.mercopress.com/2016/06/03/delimitation-of-the-argentine-continental-shelf

    “Contribute in generating the necessary political and social consensus to design and implement State policies with the purpose of making effective the full exercise of sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and adjoining maritime spaces.”

    -OK, but what are they actually going to do in the real world, apart from draw salaries, expenses and pensions.

    Jun 17th, 2020 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Roger Lorton

    Quite correct, PH

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A6PidZ4p6sICWF0rVi4VvjGpF5ZzyGmp/view?fbclid=IwAR0ogRQjFDw-eqGnEXkUy_jOX7v3zyEWktOw39cNYcsO05V3ZsHDshPrLcw

    Jun 17th, 2020 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Guillote

    Sir Roger Lorton autoproclamado historiador del atlatico sur

    Brit_Bobolin es un historiador o un investigador?
    :)

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 04:28 am - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Roger Lorton

    Lo siento, no te entiendo. Esta es una página en inglés.

    (It'll probably go over his head) ;-)

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 06:00 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Think

    The política de Macri sobre las Islas Malvinas y el pacto Foradori/Duncan eran vergonzosas indeed...

    Capisce...?

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 08:45 am - Link - Report abuse -11
  • Brit Bob

    Let us not forget:

    Regarding Falklands oil exploration, Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana stated in February 2010, that his Government would take 'all measures necessary to preserve our rights' and also reiterated that Argentina had a 'permanent claim' on the islands, saying 'Buenos Aires would complain to the UN over the oil project and might take the case to the International Courts of Justice in the Hague.' (British Drilling for Falklands Oil Threatens Argentine Relations, Pope F. 13 Feb 2010 & Potential Drilling off Falklands Provokes Tensions Between UK & Argentina IRRU News 17 Feb 2010).

    Chuckle chuckle

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Think

    Well..., well..., well...

    Interesting times ahead for them Malvinas Isles...

    1) The Foradori/Duncan pact about them Malvinas Isles is in the dumpster...

    2) There ain't no hope for any commercial oil exploitation in them Malvinas Isles...

    3) LATAM just broke..., leaving them Malvinas Isles with only an Engrish military airbridge...

    4) No more ~60.000 cruising elderly fat Yanks paying their fee to day visit them Malvinas Isles...

    5) Looming 14-25% EU import fee for each and every Squid fished in them Malvinas Isles waters...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse -9
  • Eilean Siar

    Think
    Your comment reminded me of alleged news channels such as RT, and PressTV - who expend much time being critical of things beyond their borders whilst their own countries are in deep shit.

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +9
  • Don Alberto

    Argentina running full speed from treaties and pacts as usual.

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Mike Summers

    We've been through all of this before, and no doubt will go through it again several times before Argentina finally reaches some level of political and humanitarian maturity. And in the mean time the economy continues to grow, and the GDP per capita is 8-10 times higher than in Argentina.

    It is of course just rhetoric to make the gullible think there is any hope. Lots of growing up still to do.

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Think

    Eilean Siar
    Interesting that my comment reminded you of news channels such as RT, and PressTV - because I evidently expend much time in here being critical of things inside my (Argie-Bargy) borders and Patagonia..., whilst you..., northern Anglos..., Normans..., Picts or whatever evidently not...

    Capisce...?

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -8
  • Eilean Siar

    Think
    “ evidently, evidently”
    Nothing is evident until it is evidenced.
    Ask Roger Lorton - he is an expert in these matters don’t you know.
    Understand? ; )

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Think

    Honourable Mr. Summers...

    That will surely make your Puerto Estanley constituency feel more at ease...

    If you ever need something with some punch..., remember them “We will fight them on the beaches” lines...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Pugol-H

    How about:

    “Our self-respect as a virile people obliges us to put down as soon as possible, by reason or by force, this handful of savages who destroy our wealth and prevent us from definitely occupying, in the name of law, progress and our own security, the richest and most fertile lands of the Republic.”

    — Julio Argentino Roca.

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Don Alberto

    Let us assume that the Falkland Islanders suddenly decided to retire on a pleasently warm Pacific islands with a very substantial compensation.

    Two extremely difficult questions:

    What would Argentina do with the islands, where at most a couple of hundred Argentinos would like to live?

    What would the Argentine government use to divert the people's attention from the real problems?

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • pgerman

    Argentina's economy has worsened greatly since Alberto Fernandez took office. The Country Risk shot up, inflation is higher, the recession is brutal, the country is in default, the dollar went from worth 50 pesos to 130 pesos (a historical record of devaluation of the Argentine peso) and poverty levels are so high that the most important Argentine Catholic organization (U.C.A.) has stopped measuring it (possibly at the request of Jorge Bergolgio).

    When everything, but everything is going wrong, the Argentine Government is showing the very last Argentine populist resource: waving the Malvinas flags.

    So basic, so elementary is the resource that makes you laugh. No one takes them seriously anymore ... in just six months.

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Think

    Anglo Turnip Pugol-H...

    Sooo..., an Argie rabid dog did puke those racistic words some 150 years ago..., huhhhhh...???

    How about the following racistic words puked by a rabid Engrish bulldog some short 85 years ago...???
    - ***“I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”***
    WLSC

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Roger Lorton

    1937 Thunk?

    I quote - “In 1937, he told the Palestine Royal Commission: ”I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.“

    Churchill certainly believed in racial hierarchies and eugenics, says John Charmley, author of Churchill: The End of Glory. In Churchill's view, white protestant Christians were at the top, above white Catholics, while Indians were higher than Africans, he adds. ”Churchill saw himself and Britain as being the winners in a social Darwinian hierarchy.“

    ”The mitigation would be that he wasn't particularly unique in having these views,“ says Richard Toye, author of Churchill's Empire, ”even though there were many others who didn't hold them.“

    Soames thinks it is ludicrous to attack Churchill. ”You're talking about one of the greatest men the world has ever seen, who was a child of the Edwardian age and spoke the language of [it].“

    And Churchill's views on race were incomparable to Hitler's murderous interpretation of racial hierarchy, Toye says. ”Although Churchill did think that white people were superior, that didn't mean he necessarily thought it was OK to treat non-white people in an inhumane way.“ ...”

    Jun 18th, 2020 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Guillote

    Roger Lorton
    Lo siento, no te entiendo. Esta es una página en inglés.

    (Probablemente pasará por su cabeza) ;-)
    Roger no tengo dudas de que tu “supuesta investigas historica” es solo en ingles, quien puede dudarlo?
    solo se basa en tu supuesta “investigacion” en documentos en ingleses.
    y no tengo dudas que brit_bobaso es tan historiador como vos.
    Mike verano por algo no estas mas bye bye.
    Eilean Siar
    Think
    “ evidently, evidently”
    Nothing is evident until it is evidenced.
    Ask Roger Lorton - he is an expert in these matters don’t you know.
    Understand? ; )
    Roger lorton experto?
    quien lo dice? el? este “experto” no lee nada que no este en ingles.
    Don Alberto
    Let us assume that the Falkland Islanders suddenly decided to retire on a pleasently warm Pacific islands with a very substantial compensation.
    Two extremely difficult questions:
    What would Argentina do with the islands, where at most a couple of hundred Argentinos would like to live?
    What would the Argentine government use to divert the people's attention from the real problems?
    Cuantos millones viven en la patagonia y cuantos britanicos reales estan dispuestos a vivir en malvinas?

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Roger Lorton

    Which bit of 'this is an English language page' are you failing to grasp, Gullible?

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 04:27 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Guillote

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 05:51 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Think

    Mr. Roger Lorton..., copper....

    Pleeeeease keep digging into that dark..., bottomless..., haughty-fawlty hole you apologetic Imperial Engrish amateur would-be historians keep constantly deepening... :)))

    Above..., you provide me with yet another pearl produced by your kind of Royal Oysters..:
    - ***”Although Churchill did think that white people were superior, that didn't mean he necessarily thought it was OK to treat non-white people in an inhumane way.“ ...”***... you kind utters...

    Well...

    - ***“I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes,”*** did WLSC utter...

    Capisce...?

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Judge Jose

    pathetic immature behaviour, Argentina will never get the Falklands unless the people who live on the islands so choose,

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 08:38 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Don Alberto

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Man of his time Thunk..... you should remember ;-)

    Gullible, I have no idea what you are saying. Perhaps you should try the MercoPress Spanish language site?

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Think

    WC is... of course one of YOUR favourite Engrishman of his time..., copper...
    WW would be mine...
    Capisce...?

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Eilean Siar

    Think.
    I’m with you on that...
    Willy Wonka : )

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Close..., but no cigar...

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Jack Bauer

    All over again ??? what's the matter with some Argentines, in particular the frustrated Peronistas, who are unable to understand the simple concept that the Falkland Islands belong to those who live there ?

    On this thread we have two such examples of the frustrated imbeciles.... one, Guillote the Gullible, who refuses to listen to reason.......and two, the Chubut turnip , aka Stink the Chimp, the sheep molester with a despicable personality.

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Eilean Siar

    Think

    Second go...

    William Wilberforce...

    Can I have a cigar now.. ; )

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 09:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Gooooooood boy...
    Inform your name and precise Eilean adress and the cigar is on its way...

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Eilean Siar

    Think

    Second go...

    William Wilberforce...

    Can I have a cigar now.. ; )

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 09:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    World War ?

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    The World is at War with itself and the anarchists are howling for more statues and monuments to be desecrated.

    The statue of Winston Churchill in central London remains imprisoned inside a gray box despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking, “What has the world come to when one of this country’s greatest-ever leaders – perhaps our greatest – has to be shielded from the wrath of the mob?”

    Jun 19th, 2020 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Roger Lorton

    I understand that the box has been removed..... how long that'll last, however.

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Chicureo

    They'll never be happy, anything suspect this now declared racist and must be eliminated:
    https://news.sky.com/story/beatles-penny-lane-in-danger-of-being-renamed-if-slavery-link-proven-says-liverpool-city-mayor-12007116

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Enough of that rabid & racist Engrish Bulldog..., enough of those rabid & racist Argie mutts... , (never) enough of https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/4:_John_Paul_George_Ringo.... ;-)

    Lets get back to the title & scope of this article...:
    ***“The política de Macri sobre las Islas Malvinas y el pacto Foradori/Duncan eran vergonzosas..., indeed”***

    - I THINK that..., wthen our South Atlantic skies finally clear from those heavy pandemic clouds that have shrouded our planet for the last many months..., an Aerolineas Argentinas offer will land on the desks of the Engrish Kelpers Malvinas Municipal Authorities (Cc Penguin News & PenguinPress..., of course)..., proposing to quickly fill the Islands serious connectivity gap with the World..., caused by LATAM's insolvency...

    What do you THINK..?
    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 06:53 am - Link - Report abuse -6
  • Roger Lorton

    I THINK, they'll say no.

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 08:55 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    I hope they do...!

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pugol-H

    Stink
    WC was talking about what others had already done, Roca was talking about what he was about to do.

    Lucky for you really, how else would you be able to squat in Patagonia in such comfort?

    Free from indigenous people arguing they want their land back.

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • DemonTree

    “I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes,”

    Churchill was also in favour of using poison gas - and incendiary bombs - against the very civilised, organised and efficient, Aryan Germans.

    “Free from indigenous people arguing they want their land back.”

    Ahem:

    https://www.coha.org/benetton-in-patagonia-the-oppression-of-mapuche-in-the-argentine-south/

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pugol-H

    Mapuche, well see they are not from Argentina they are from Chile, invaded Patagonia from the west, just in time to be massacred.

    They don’t count as natives in Argentina, a Malvinazi assured me on this very website.

    Unlike TolBot, didn’t keep a copy.

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 10:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Churchill was in favour of winning.

    Jun 20th, 2020 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Guillote

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jun 21st, 2020 - 04:53 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • DemonTree

    Pugol-H
    Oh, so they weren't there long enough before someone stronger threw them out? But the Mapuche didn't have a flag, so it's totally different.

    Guillote
    Los otros entendieron bien. ¿Quizás eres tú quien no terminó la primaria?

    Jun 21st, 2020 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Guillote
    You are of course entitled to your opinion and to express it, as are others.

    But please do not try and pretend you are somehow “better educated”, when you can’t even post in English (never mind a few mindless Latin quotes) and at least half the people here don’t need to use google translate to read your posts.

    Alternatively there is https://es.mercopress.com/

    Probably find people more likely to agree with you there.

    Jun 21st, 2020 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    Gullible
    “de verdad tu nickname es Jack Bauer y opinas en mercopress, no tengo dudas medis 1;70 y pesas unos 60 kilos, estoy equivocado Jack Bauer? jajajajajajaj”

    Boy, you are really funny ! don't know whether I should laugh.....or laugh.

    The fact you post only in Spanish, on an English speaking forum, would suggest that your IQ is rather low and that you are the quintessential idiot.....ok, you can look it up on Google...

    Jun 21st, 2020 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Guillote

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jun 22nd, 2020 - 04:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    What on earth are you talking about Guillote? I was replying to Pugol-H, what has Brexit or my family got to do with anything?

    Jun 22nd, 2020 - 05:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Guillote's comments were removed before I had a chance to read them.....but the way he was going, I don't think he was going to be a unanimous success on here...

    At least he didn't post quotes as if they proved something.

    Jun 22nd, 2020 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guillote

    Why does the editor block my messages?
    to insult someone?
    Who is the editor?
    For me, Jack Bauer measures 1.70 and weighs 60 kilos.
    Claro Jack Bauer necesitas que te defienda un editor de mercopress.
    Supongo que van a borrar mi cuenta pero voy a abrir otra.
    Y voy a seguir pensando que Jack Bauer y roger lorton y brit_bobolin.
    son unos mediocres. es lo que pienso.

    Jun 23rd, 2020 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Guillote
    It's the site rules, comments have to be in English, that is why yours were removed. You're allowed to keep thinking people are mediocre, just not in Spanish. :)

    I didn't understand your comment to me anyway, either for myself or with Google translate.

    Jun 23rd, 2020 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    ¿Güeón cachai?

    You should be thrilled that the Yanquis are tearing down statues of all their democratic founders, I imagine you can't wait to destroy José de San Martín, Simón Bolívar and Manuel Belgrano...

    ¡VIVA LA REVOLUTIÓN! ...etc...

    (You can apparently enhance your conversation with Castellano, but you went too far.)

    Jun 23rd, 2020 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    ... Continuing with the topic of the generous Aerolineas Argentinas offer I already mentioned above..., which most probably willl shortly land on the desks of the Engrish Kelpers Malvinas Municipal Authorities.., proposing to quickly and painlessly fill that Islands serious connectivity gap with the World caused by LAN SHILE's insolvency..., I have been informed that Mr.Vladimir P. has been in contact with Alberto F. To offer 4 (four) lightly used Russian Tupolev Tu-214R passenger jet airplanes to cover the upcoming AA Malvinas air route...

    Good news.... :-)))

    Jun 23rd, 2020 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jack Bauer

    Guillote
    “Claro Jack Bauer necesitas que te defienda un editor de mercopress.”

    Of course 'Culote', I need an MP editor to defend poor little me......don't know what I'd do without MP's help.....
    Your conspiracy theories are amusing but absurd. Keep 'em coming, Gollum2.


    DT
    Looks like we've just encountered another version of Gollum.....he doesn't listen. And if he thinks it, whatever that may be, it IS the absolute truth.

    Chicureo
    To be quite frank, I think that the statues of José de San Martin should be torn down....I won't go into detail - in order to avoid offending some Argies on here that are over-sensitive - but if anyone wants to know why, all they need to do is to read Adm Cochrane's personal narrative of the years he spent in Chile and Peru.

    Jun 23rd, 2020 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    When I promoted using the highly versatile and reliable Tupolev service, it resulted in wild howls of anger...

    I really can't understand why they would prefer an alternative...

    Jack

    Lord Cochrane was the greatest South Ameican admiral of all time, but he was not the most simpatico individual...

    Careful about promoting tearing down statues of San Martín as he's almost as sacred as Ché... They'll rip you to shreds and we Chileans still do not honor the true greatness of San Martín or we'd also be angry with your profanity...

    Best be quiet...

    Jun 23rd, 2020 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Estimado Shicuréo...

    You say...:
    ***”I really can't understand why they (them Kelpers) would prefer an alternative...“***
    I say...:
    Hard as I try..., after the demise of Lan Shile..., I honestly can't see any commercial alternative airlink to them Kelpers than Aerolineas Argentinas and their ”nosy” Tu-214R's...

    BTW...,I commend your prudent silence about our shared liberators...
    Strange though you didn't seize the opportunity to revile Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González...
    He was..., after all..., a known proto-communist...

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 05:23 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    The Andes are truly beautiful today, blanketed with snow down to the foothills. We now are assured that Portillo will be opened, but we remain hopeful the others will be given permission.

    We simple campesinos are greatly thankful for the blessing of a heavy snowpack.

    I read the Wikipedia* article about Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González and was sincerely surprised about the man as well as the Argentine myth around him. He reminds me of so many other of our shared patriots that have feet of clay...

    Speaking seriously, many Falklanders still remember (and documented) their shabby treatment by Argentine immigration authorities prior to 1982 which was reprehensible. (You know those accounts, but they were very impolite.)

    Frankly THINK, your government's hostile attitude using the Falklands as a political tool to divert attention away from its own economic mismanagement is sad. And so typical of your national character.

    Of course, the simple non-prejudicial question would be simply: Would the lives of the islanders be improved by living under the Argentine governance or would their lives suffer? I would imagine your government would kindly offer them a self governance autonomy, similar to Hong Kong...? So what could they possible lose?

    Stay safe old friend...

    (*yes, Wikipedia articles are typically dodgy.)

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Estimado Shicuréo...

    If this pandemic has learned us anything..., it surely is how fast immovable things can move...

    1) - Hong Kong is a good remainder for them Pirating Engrish Kelper squatters...
    Not so long ago..., them Engrish would have laught at the stupid Chinks pretentions of getting Their territories back...
    Knock..., knock..., say no more...

    2) - Be careful getting into that quagmire of Argie “National Character”
    Just Think about you Shilenos having spent about 50 years trying to reinvent your own “National Character”..., only to find out in 2020 that you are almost our identical twins...
    Knock..., knock..., say no more...

    3) - Soooo many of our shared patriots from then and now have feet and hearts of clay..., hermanito... A half-civilized Shilean mestizo mongrel milico could surely draw some conclusions by reading about the Argie “Motin de las Trenzas”...
    Knock..., knock..., say no more...

    4) - Portillo will NOT open in 2020...
    https://www.lugaresdenieve.com/?q=es/noticia/se-confirma-estaciones-esqui-contribuyeron-y-mucho-propagar-covid-19
    Knock..., knock..., say no more...

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo
    “Lord Cochrane was the greatest South Ameican admiral of all time, but he was not the most simpatico individual...”

    You can say that again......he did not put up with lazy buggers, corrupt politicians, cowards and over-privileged idiots....they annoyed him, like nothing else. Not surprising he made so many enemies down here (and in England.....that mutual feeling of hate, between the corrupt and the honest doesn't change, does it ?)

    Today, historians are pretty unanimous about his exceptional strategy and leadership skills, placing him as one of the greatest in British naval history. And the men who fought alongside him had no complaints...

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Mike Summers

    Had it occurred to you Think that most Islanders would rather rip their arms off than travel with AA through Argentina. All a direct result of your (collective) attitude and actions. You just don't have a clue really do you.

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Think

    Honourable Summers...

    I Think I do...

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Do you think, Think?

    Appears the UK may yet be getting Hong Kong back - or at the least, a sizeable chunk of its population. Seems, they have missed us old colonials. Isn't that sweet?

    Argie national character? The land of viveza criolla? The land of thieves?

    ;-)

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Think

    Wonderful news..., Copper...

    ***“Appears the UK may yet be getting Hong Kong back - or at the least, a sizeable chunk of its population....”***..., you say...

    You can then,..., without any effort at all..., reassimilate that sizeable chunk of the Malvinas/Falklands micro-nano Anglo-population that is Argie-hater...
    Them Argie-iovers..., we keep...

    Capisce...?

    Jun 24th, 2020 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Mike Summers

    How many of those do you think there would be dreamer ?

    Jun 25th, 2020 - 12:05 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    You'll keep the Argie lovers? What? All three of them?

    Of course, we will need to find somewhere for the Honk Kong Chinese to go. Hard working, pro-British and with no religious hang-ups. Perhaps the Islands can find work for a few?

    Jun 25th, 2020 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    You really know how to twist the blade of the stiletto don't you now? Madame is furious with the Chinese and the new health minister, but I'm happy because we've received a welcoming med heavy snowpack to replenish the aquifers for irrigation.

    It actually snowed in the foothills last night and even blanketed the coastal range so all-in-all, I'm happy. The world has gone mad — we have roughly 19 million and 4 thousand deaths. Double the mortality and figure yourself alone the math.

    What everyone has failed to calculate is the horrendous casualties that will indirectly kill millions due to the disruption of the the worldwide economy.

    Some of us are going to do exceptionally economically well in this miserable pandemic, even if we can't enjoy skiing this season.

    Jun 25th, 2020 - 03:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Shicuréo...

    ***“You really know how to twist the blade of the stiletto don't you now?”***... you say...

    Noooooooooooo..., chamigo...
    Eso harán Ustees..., los cuicos de allá por la R. M.
    Acá..., de nuestro lado del Aysén..., los paisanos capamos con un cortecito limpio y rápido de nuestro humilde verijero..., nomás...

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dh0f3SQIP_k/XXudHnYATcI/AAAAAAAATiU/_MUz1LWl5TkaUJp07giqeuwgUcOECCK0QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/68609942_2385245878209882_26493793528184832_n.jpg

    Y dejese de andar tanto por ahí..., qué Usté yá está en edad de merecer...(al “bicho” ;-)

    Cachái...?

    Jun 25th, 2020 - 06:37 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pugol-H

    Stink
    Who do you think you are calling “Squatters”, you being an Indian murdering, Creole Planter Bstard from Nog land, and all?

    Run out of S. America to steal from the Indians, so you thought you’d have a go at stealing some British territory, only to find out the hard way that unlike Atahualpa or Montezuma, the “English Pirates” have more than just sticks and stones with which to defend their territory.

    Ops

    By the way, any statues of Julio Argentino Roca, down your way, perchance.

    Jun 25th, 2020 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +3

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