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Argentine 2022 diplomatic strategy: promoting “Malvinas Support Groups” world wide

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Carmona praised historic Peruvian support for Argentina and explained the three pillars policy during the 40th anniversary of the Falklands' war Carmona praised historic Peruvian support for Argentina and explained the three pillars policy during the 40th anniversary of the Falklands' war

Argentina's Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands Affairs Secretary, Guillermo Carmona was recently in Peru to prop support for the campaign planned to reinstate the Falklands/Malvinas dispute top of the country's international agenda, in coincidence with the 40th anniversary of the 1982 conflict that followed Argentina's invasion of the Islands.

Peru has been a traditional ally of Argentina. Liberated from the Spanish empire by General Jose de San Martín the two countries have a regional geopolitical situation with neighbouring Chile, and during the South Atlantic war, Lima sent Mirage fighters and Exocet missiles which didn't arrive on time to make a difference. Furthermore, previously the Peruvian president of the time had offered to mediate in the conflict. Besides Peru lost land and the Pacific war against Chile in 1879.

Interviewed in Lima, Carmona praised the long-standing support from Peru and said that the 40th anniversary is an inter-ministerial group with three basic pillars, the first is to reaffirm Argentine sovereignty over the Malvinas with a significant display in all countries with which Argentina has diplomatic representation, as well as international and regional organizations.

The second is a commemoration of the heroic acts of the Malvinas fallen and to honour and acknowledge all Argentine veterans of the conflict. The third act has to do with those areas where Argentina must have an effective sovereignty exercise in undisputed areas.

“We have always looked inward to the land continent and we have no rooted maritime or oceanic awareness, so that is why a major commitment in our maritime territory, means controlling illegal unreported fishing, greater participation in scientific research in Antarctica and cooperation with countries with activities in the white continent such as Brazil, Chile and Peru. This in other words means making the Malvinas question not only an Argentina question but a regional cause, with which the Peruvians are so identified”.

Carmona added that Malvinas sovereignty is a state policy and is included in the Argentine constitution as an unrenounceable objective, and because of the 40th anniversary, President Alberto Fernandez wants to renew negotiations that have been frozen for decades. Argentina and the UK were holding negotiations before the war, and then Britain turned back, but now things are different, it's a different world, and the UK is in violation of UN resolutions and international law regarding fisheries and oil exploration. “An anachronism, a colonial situation that the region will help us overcome”.

“Despite an alleged weakness of the current Argentine government, which is not the case, because it retains first minority in both Houses in Congress, when president Fernandez sent a bill creating the Malvinas National Council it was unanimously approved and is made up of members from government, the opposition, academia, war veterans...a resounding expression of Argentine sovereignty reaffirmation over the Islands”.

“As we are confident of Peruvian support, we also are of the region's commitment, this happened in the recent OAS annual General Assembly, at the C24 Decolonization Committee which meeting after meeting reiterates unanimous support for our position, and equally significant since UK is no longer a member of the EU, several countries will have more latitude to adopt other positions”

As to the people living in the Malvinas we recognize their way of life, we are respectful of their culture, traditions and language, but they are part of British strategy, which usurped the Islands in 1833. “They don't have the right to self-determination, they are an implanted population as part of a colonial strategy. Besides the Islands policy is most restrictive towards Argentines. An Argentine can become a resident, trade, invest, study or buy property in London, but none of that is possible for Argentines in Malvinas. There is a targeted strategy to have a closed society, closed to any chance of dialogue and understanding with the Argentines, an expression of pure colonialism...

Finally, it was agreed that the Peruvian Support Group for the Malvinas Question will incorporate distinguished politicians and professionals, under the coordination of the current Argentine ambassador in Lima, Enrique Vaca Narvaja. Similar to those that already exist in CJhile, Bulgaria and Germany.

Carmona ended his tour of contacts with members of the Peruvian Executive, Congress, academia, participating in the opening of a park in a neighbourhood of Lima which is named, ”Malvinas Argentinas”, where he delivered an Argentine flag signed by Malvinas war veterans from the town of Morón in Buenos Aires.

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  • Jack Bauer

    “Peru has been a traditional ally of Argentina. Liberated from the Spanish empire by General Jose de San Martín the two countries have a regional geopolitical situation with neighbouring Chile,.....”

    “Guillermo Carmona was recently in Peru to prop support for the campaign planned to reinstate the Falklands/Malvinas dispute top of the country's international agenda....”

    Just another useless effort by Carmona - it certainly doesn't say much about Peru's foreign policy......

    And, to believe they were liberated by General José de San Martin, is a load of crap, but it's what they teach kids at school in Peru, and in Argentina.

    Fact is, San Martin was a coward and a thief.....who really cleared the way for the Chileans and the Peruvians to get rid of the Spaniards, was Lord Thomas Cochrane, as Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean navy (before he was reinstated in the British Navy and became Admiral) ; San Martin was the leader of the land forces, but 'somehow' always found a way to be delayed, and miss the battles in which he was supposed to support Cochrane who attacked from the sea....just a coincidence which occurred more than once.

    Near the end of the liberation war, San Martin showed he had other plans, and actually declared himself “Protector of Peru”, and tried to co-opt Cochrane into breaking ties with Chile, in exchange for the title of First Admiral of Peru.....Cochrane declined the offer.

    After seeing his plans go south, San Martin then used his men to loot the riches of the elite in Lima, and proceeded to set sail to Spain with his ill-gotten gains....
    Cochrane caught on to his betrayal, but let him set sail...he then went after him, and once out of sight of land, boarded his ship and relieved him of his loot - which he later returned to the Limeño elite - and sent San Martin back to Spain, empty handed.

    So much for the myth of a wanna-be tyrant , and coward.

    Nov 30th, 2021 - 05:34 pm +3
  • Jack Bauer

    Pugol

    Carmona is just trying to justify his job....he, as well as his mission are irrelevant outside of Argyland.

    ”This in other words means making the Malvinas question not only an Argentina question but a regional cause, with which the Peruvians are so identified”.

    His attempt to turn a purely Argy issue in a regional cause is weak and pathetic....Brazil for one, prefers the Falklands as they are. And what interest could Peru, on the Pacific coast of South America, have in the Falklands ???


    Chicureo

    We have talked before about Cochrane and the liberation war in South America, and it is pathetic how some nationalistic historians deliberately misrepresent historical facts.

    In Brazil, later on in life, but never too late, I realized that half the stuff they teach the kids about Brazilian history, besides going into irrelevant detail (not enough important stuff to write about ?) is not the entire truth (they omit the facts that might look bad and embellish what suits them).

    This year has indeed been a strange one, in many aspects.....will be nice to the end of it...and hope that the next will be better.......always the optimist..................................... Nevertheless, good to see that both you and Pugol are alive and kicking !

    Saludos !

    Dec 01st, 2021 - 03:33 pm +1
  • Jack Bauer

    Chicureo & Pugol

    “History points different historical versions depending which country you describe...”

    Certainly does, which implies that some (versions) are right, others not so much (twisted the facts to make their national heroes look good - fake news is nothing new), or simply ignore what goes against their heroes narrative.

    The dozen or so different authors who did extensive research based on the official Naval documents of the time, newspaper articles and Cochrane's letters - both received and sent - only differ in their style of writing, but all give you an accurate account of the events.

    Have been following political events in Chile - not too closely, I confess - but one thing stands out (as in all LatAm countries) .....the people's incapacity to see through the politicians' bs promises, and their short memory.... despite continual economic disasters as a result of leftist governments, they are still easily fooled into thinking socialism is utopia.

    Meanwhile, “back at the ranch”, good to see that we can still enjoy life, despite an envious F*cktwitt who feels a warm sensation in the seat of his pants as he distributes “dislike” points to those he can't keep up with....he's a real joke..

    Dec 03rd, 2021 - 10:12 pm +1
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