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Argentina's Xmas present: Falklands offered two humanitarian flights for residents to visit relatives

Thursday, December 9th 2021 - 09:56 UTC
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Britain allegedly thanked Argentina for its offer of two humanitarian flights so that Falkland Islands residents could visit relatives, mainly in Chile, or for other reasons during the holidays season, but the UK also recalled that air links with the Islands are the exclusive responsibility of the Falklands' elected government. Read full article


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  • Editor56619

    With respect, the Argentine Administration might better use its limited human and financial resources on constructive and beneficial objectives rather than obvious propaganda exploits. e.g.

    Dec 09th, 2021 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Swede

    The persons which would use the flights are, as far as I understand, Chileans stranded in the F.I. due to the Corona virus situation. Why should they travel via Argentina and with Argentine aircraft going home to relatives in Chile during Christmas and New Year? Could not that be arranged with Chilean flights and in cooperation with Chilean authorities instead?

    Dec 09th, 2021 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Marcelo Kohen

    Swede: the problem has existed since long months and neither the British nor the Chilean authorities have done anything to solve it. And there are also other people with different nationalities and domiciles blocked in the islands (unless they take the British military flight and travel thousand of kilometers north to the UK to fly again back to south and make another thousand of kilometers while the mainland is just 500km from the islands. Time to stop rejecting everything coming from Argentina.

    Dec 09th, 2021 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Swede

    When Argentina is “offering” something to the F.I. there is of course always an ulterior motive. They are not doing it just because they are so nice and friendly. It may be hospital treatment for covid, scholarships for students, or airline flights. If someone in the islands accept it it is a fantastic propaganda success. If nobody accepts it they could say that the islanders are “ungrateful”.

    Dec 09th, 2021 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Roger Lorton

    As I hear it, this 'offer' (for want of a better word) was initiated by the FIG informing the Argentine Government of their intention to charter a flight to Chile. Allowing some of the Islands' Chilean residents to visit family. As always, Argentina turned it into a propaganda exercise. Hardly surprising and certainly no coincidence, that Marcelo Kohen, one of Argentina's chief propagandists, should reappear on these pages after such a long absence.

    The FIG is willing to fund a charter flight to Chile, for humanitarian reasons. The only question is, will Argentina be its usual petty self and put up obstructions.

    Dec 09th, 2021 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Guillote

    RL ...where do you live?

    Dec 10th, 2021 - 03:31 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    Gullible -
    Before = mind your own business.
    Currently = mind your own business.
    Soon = mind your own business.

    My location is generally determined, by my hat.

    Dec 10th, 2021 - 06:36 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Marcelo Kohen

    People in the islands know that there have been no concrete action by the British authorities (both in London or in the islands) before Argentina offered these humanitarian flights

    Dec 10th, 2021 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • Roger Lorton

    Your source, Marcelo Kohen?
    Or have you just made it up, as usual?

    And what has it got to do with the 'British' London authorities?
    Falklands authorities deal with flights. Humanitarian, or otherwise. Nothing to do with London.

    Dec 10th, 2021 - 12:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Swede

    @ Roger Lorton: Must the Argentine government be involved at all? Or is it just information? Is it not possible to circumnavigate Argentine Airspace when it comes to flights between the F.I. and Chile? Just an interesting question.

    Dec 10th, 2021 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Swede, it comes down to the air control facilities operating in the South Atlantic, where Argentina dominates.

    Technically, as I understand it, it is possible to go around Argentina's airspace, but that adds costs and increases dangers.

    Dec 10th, 2021 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Actually, the airspace of Chile, Uruguay and Brazil are all accesible.

    Dec 11th, 2021 - 12:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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