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“Malvinas Argentinas,” Chile's President-elect once told UK Ambassador

Monday, December 20th 2021 - 23:59 UTC
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Argentina's ruling Frente de Todos (FdT) was quick to celebrate Gabriel Boric's win in Sunday's presidential runoff in Chile. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    Congratulations Gabriel Boric!
    Well he’s right Malvinas are part of Argentina.
    Hola gayina!

    Dec 20th, 2021 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Boric's comment was in 2013. Perhaps he has learned something since then.

    Not sure that Argentina should be celebrating as Chile is about to submit its arguments to the UNCLOS regarding their own claims to the continental shelf and the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 01:52 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Roger still alive! Where are you Think!

    “The answer is simple. The Falklands belong to Argentina. They just happen to have been seized, occupied, populated and defended by Britain. ... The Falklands were seized for Britain in January 1833 during an era of dramatic colonial expansion.Apr 1, 2007 › apr
    Argentina's claim on the Falklands is still a good one | Richard Gott | The Guardian

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 03:18 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tænk

    En qué andás..., bostero...

    Al “Think” lo canceló la cobarde censura Anglocéntrica... :-(
    Pero como algunos dicen por ahí...: “Mala yerba nunca muere”... :-)

    Viva el Gabriel...!
    Viva la Tonka...!
    Viva Shile...!

    Tænk is happy...

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 06:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FitzRoy

    Hahahaahh! Good one @Marcos! The Guardian! And Richard Gott? An idiot. Read some proper history books.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    Tinker - el Think was cancelled by death. Nothing else would have shut him up. RIP Think

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    You wish..., Redhoyt... ;-)

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    If Argentina had a claim, they would have gone to the ICJ in 1946.
    If Argentina has a claim, they would go to the ICJ now.

    Apparently, after some years persuading the Argentine Government to go to the ICJ, Marcelo Kohen then reversed his advice, and told them not to.

    Now he wants to be an ICJ judge. The PhotoShop Prof.

    Funny old world.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Btw..., Redhoyt...

    Apparently..., young President Boric's twelve years looong internment at Punta Arena's British Indoctrination Gulag...:
    ...taught him to say...:
    [Malvinas, viejo..., Malvinas Argentinas..., (Malvinas..., auld geezer; Argentine Malvinas...) replied the then 27-year old student leader to the Brutish Ambassadeur making his stance clear regarding sovereignty over the windblown archipelago.]


    Dec 21st, 2021 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Joyous Greetings to all the MercoPress readership!

    We are so grateful of our rich blessings and wishing everyone all the very best wishes for the holiday season.

    Yesterday we had a marvelous company celebration for the company farm and Christmas at our home in Chicureo.

    We will return to Viña del Mar for New Year’s!

    All the best wishes to everyone!


    Dec 21st, 2021 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton

    Tinker - Boric has said many things, including that Bolivia should have sovereign access to the sea. Reality, is about to slap Boric in the face.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Reality has a tendency of slapping everybody in the face..., laddie...
    Even them haughty Engrishmen...

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Trimonde

    Roger Lorton;

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Marti Llazo

    Boric's election caused the sharpest one-day decline in the value of the Chilean peso in recent history. And the worst is yet to come.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trimonde

    I find that very interesting and telling of where those “financial strings” maybe come from or be tied to.
    It never goes past “the money” for you, does it?

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Pugol-H

    Not renouncing Chilean claims in the Antarctic then.

    Bolivian access to the sea is not going to go down at all well in Chile, I would guess.

    Well now he is elected, he has time to regret things he said before he was elected.

    Like Boris Johnson when he used to write a newspaper column before he was elected PM, describing Turkish president Erdoğan as ‘the wankera from Ankara’.

    Then had to deal with him as PM, ops.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    P U G O L (ttwh)

    I have have to agree that Bolivia will NEVER surrender!

    I hope all is well with you and those care for.

    We’re enjoying Chicureo and will return for Viña for New Year’s.


    Dec 21st, 2021 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Just received results of a poll of the Chileans I know in the region -- the XII region from whence Boric comes -- and with just one exception, the consensus describes the government-elect as “Gobierno Chatarra.” For the monolingual, that would be Junk Government.

    One in Punta Arenas described Boric as “Baby Allende with tattoos.”

    Wonder how long this one will last before his first impeachment.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Tænk

    “Boric..., un amigo en nuestro camino”

    El Tænk is happy...

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Tinker, your Think impersonation just doesn't cut it. The man had wit, you are just a tWit.

    Manic laughter from Pat. Hardly surprising.

    Argentina is about have a fall out with Chile over the Chilean Antarctic claims. I shall watch and smile.

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Ya ain't never been good at trolling..., copper... :-)

    Una fotito Patagónica para my little brother Shicuréo...:

    Tænk is happy...

    Dec 21st, 2021 - 11:47 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo


    IF YOUR ACTUAL Tænk IDENTITY IS TRUE — I’m very happy!

    Karst was the best candidate — but the people have spoken.


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Roger Lorton


    Think, that ain't. Not even close.

    “Taenk is happy” ??? Seriously?

    A disrespectful copyist, nothing more. A fraud.

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 03:40 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk


    1) “Karst...?” You surely meant “Kast”

    2) People has voted indeed..., curiously with almost same percentuals as on the 05/10/1988...

    3) In the hope that your Kekeraundas flower twice yearly.., I remain yours truly...

    El Tænk

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo


    I’m sincerely pleased you are well!

    If you remember, José Antonio Kast was by far the superior candidate and I’m pleased you are still alive and kicking.

The trees are thriving!


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Does anyone have any doubts that the Islets are Argentine?

    You English may have temporary ownership, but the Malvinas/Falklands are Argentine, as they always were, forever.

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Tænk


    “José Antonio Kast was by far the superior candidate”..., you say...

    Depends of what one considers “Superior”..., hermanito...

    If we should consider race..., I am reliably informed that Herr Kast's father's Ahnenpaß is unbesudelt until the XV century...


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Judge Jose

    Brasileiro, the islands have never been Argentinian legally and never will be unless the islanders want it that way, do some genuine research and you will be surprised,

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    Estimado Tænk

    I’m just happy to see your return!

    Glædelig jul!


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Same here...

    And now if you excuse me..., I'll continue cooking my own primitive version of Tournedos Rossini...


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • José Malvinero

    Who does not know that the Islas Malvinas are Argentine? All English pythons, all “kelpers” know it. It is the last remaining colonial stronghold in the world. From the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when his majesty's pirates walked the seas with their ships under sails, plundering and looting there. That idiot Benjamin, as in those days when they flaunted “English” tea but it was Indian tea, now flaunts “his of him” Argentine penguins as if they were British. The Chilean Boric does not say anything new. He just says a no-brainer but we thank him anyway.

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Roger Lorton

    Well Tank, you have Chicureo convinced, although I retain a doubt. Your English appears improved since yesterday at least. If it is you, I am glad that our mourning was premature.

    So where have you been?

    For the others, if Argentina had a claim, it would take it to the ICJ. Although it seems that Argentina's current candidate for a seat on the ICJ - Marcelo Kohen - after initially advising the Government in Buenos Aires to take Britain to the Court, suddenly reversed his opinion. Then advising the Kirchners not to take a case to the Haig.

    If Argentina's own candidate does not trust the ICJ to come up with the 'right' (for Argentina) decision, it seems to me that Argentina has no hope left. No move left.


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    We both know you Engrish neverhave been good at chess..., copper...

    You better keep it simpler... ;-)


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Chicureo

    Respectfully, I’m convinced that “Tænk” has indeed returned.

    Obviously I do not agree with his political philosophy — but I’m personally pleased he’s back!

    My guess is he’s probably on the Ligurian coast with Euros in his bank.


    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Hmmm...... missing for how long? And why the change of name/account?

    This cynical old copper, will reserve judgment for the time being.

    Probably wise to clear out of Argentina mind, with their 10th default imminent.

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    - “My guess is he’s probably on the Ligurian coast......” you say...
    - Not a difficult guess..., since the maIn ingredients for a Rossini Tournedos are quite ungetatable in southwestern Chubut... ;-)

    Mr. Lorton
    I expect your well trained copper eyes immediately spotted that the Monopoly edition BoJo is holding would greatly improve your handicap... ;-)

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    I did see that it was the correct edition ;-)

    And what handicap, would that be?

    Dec 22nd, 2021 - 11:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Todo bien Think! saludos.
    I see the old archer is nervous jajaja
    Viva Gabriel!

    Dec 24th, 2021 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Bostero..., hijito...

    Tenés mucha razón Ché...: - “Todo Bien” -

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Dec 24th, 2021 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Viva Baldrick.

    Dec 24th, 2021 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Chilean/Argentinean brotherhood on its Zenith...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Dec 25th, 2021 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Dear Gayina, you conveniently ignored the fact that we won 71 titles and river 69.
    Casi me olvido, we didn't win the National B title I give you that :-)))
    Happy New Year.

    Dec 26th, 2021 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk


    I didn't ignore nothin'...
    My linked list is from the Wikipedia Godess...
    And does not include Fulbito, Futsal, Feminine or other useless Fulbo titles...

    Sinceros deseos de un mejor 2022 para todos... (Inclusive los Zeneizes argentinos...)
    Desde Zena me despido...
    El Tænk...

    Dec 26th, 2021 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trimonde

    Actually Judge Jose. The Islands were more Argentine than any other country's when the British came back to usurp our settlement and rob them. There were administrative hunting laws, paying and finances, official declarations of incorporation to the United Provinces sent to international embassies and news venues. Children born on the islands under the Argentine flag. ... None of these things either Britain nor Spain could boast.
    The problem is that you and everyone else indoctrinated in this world by the English language has never learned these facts because you were only taught what Britain wants you to know and disseminate. At best Argentine facts are “re interpreted” by Britain and America or the English language let's just say, in ways that attempt to lessen their validity and discredit them. Like they do with every single other situation in world history they have been abusive in.

    Dec 27th, 2021 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Thank you Think igualmente para vos.

    Dec 27th, 2021 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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