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Ushuaia creates a Malvinas Affairs Secretariat in the framework of the 40th anniversary

Saturday, November 27th 2021 - 09:41 UTC
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Imbibed with the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict spirit, the city of Ushuaia decided to elevate the department which dealt with Malvinas Islands issues, to the rank of Secretariat, thus “reaffirming the will of Ushuaia residents as the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands”. Read full article


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  • Swede

    Yet another useless “secretariat” has been created. Could anyone estimate how many such institutions there are on national, regional and local levels in Argentina? I assume the people “working” with this are well paid. Argentina's economy is not the best, but for such things there is always money. They will of course achieve nothing. Just making the people on the Islands even more (if possible) anti-Argentine.

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Freddy Worldwide

    What would Simon Bolivar say?
    It is simple: 'No way, Jose.'

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Zaczac121

    What I’m gathering is that the Falklands have become some sort of Holy Land, on par with the likes of Jerusalem and Mecca for Argentina.

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Brasileiro

    What if it was the opposite? What if Ushuaia decided to ban all tourist ships from visiting the Falklands? What would your reaction be?

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaczac121

    Atleast banning ships from the islands would be different to worshipping the islands like its Jerusalem.

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Jerusalem is one of the most tourist cities in the world. The Falklands Islands certainly offer a strong tourist appeal for those visiting the southernmost tip of the planet. Therefore, a tourist war between southern Argentina and the extreme south of England (Falklands) would give us a good perspective on what interests are really present.

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaczac121

    But who takes a boat from Argentina to the Falklands? You’d just fly directly there or get a cruise from a good country…

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Hardly a good cruise would cross the seas to visit only the Falklands. Or even southern Chile and the Falklands. Argentina has as much tourist appeal as Punta Arenas and Falklands combined. I say this as a Brazilian.

    So, in these moments of crisis of capitalism, the best thing is union. Before feudalism fell on us like a great crusade. As already happened, Jerusalem!

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    I will not cease from mental fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In Falklands’s green and pleasant land'

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaczac121

    Tbh the cruise wouldn’t be to the Falklands, it would most likely be an Antarctic cruise that stops off in the Falklands.

    Also it’s hard to advocate “Union” when one side (Argentina) keeps saying that the other (Falkland Islanders) doesn’t have any rights to their own future

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L — TTWH

    I admire the poetry!

    Madame and I have escaped to coast!

    All the best regards!

    ¡Saludos desde Viña Del Mar!

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 06:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    Malvinism is gradually becoming a “state religion” in Argentina. It is already in their constitution. Logos with the islands must appear on school uniforms etc.There are “Malvinas son Argentinas” on public transport vehicles and stations and airports. Sooner or later it will be mandatory to have a “malvinas sign” in every class room, like the Stars and stripes in the U.S.A. or a crucifix like in Italy. Their obsession with those islands is becoming more and more absurd. With 40 years of the invasion coming up it would be very interesting to see what more stupidities they can find out. But the result is of course zero. Just waist of money.

    Nov 27th, 2021 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Judge Jose

    It is nothing more than Indoctrination of the people of Argentina, didnt a certain Austrian born Geman do this in the 1930s.

    Nov 28th, 2021 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    Ah, not original however, I’m paraphrasing from the Hymn ‘Jerusalem’, which is effectively the English national anthem, as opposed to ‘God save the Queen’, the British one.

    The first verse refers to the Holy Grail arriving in England shortly after the death of Christ.

    ‘Jerusalem’ being the Biblical metaphor for the Kingdom of God on earth

    Stay well Compadre.

    Nov 28th, 2021 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Sounds like a repeat of the same campaign that failed 5 years ago.

    Argies, are not learners

    Nov 29th, 2021 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse +2

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