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Proposal for symbolic Malvinas empty bench in Argentine Lower House, 'until the legitimate occupant arrives'

Saturday, February 26th 2022 - 10:25 UTC
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A group of Argentine opposition lawmakers is sponsoring a bill to create a bench in the Lower House dedicated to the Malvinas Islands, which will remain symbolically empty until its “legitimate occupant” finally arrives. Read full article


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  • Dirk Dikkler

    Another pointless symbol by the Argentine regime.

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Steve Potts

    Another reason why Argentina is 'Narnia'

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Terence Hill

    “When the fortieth anniversary of the war is commemorated, an imperative we must honor.”

    Specifically United Nations Security Council Resolution 502 which is bona fide international law; and the UN charter (Article 51) permitted the UK’s military response as a matter of lawful self-defence

    They can place that on display along with all their other illegitimate claims.

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Ratamacue

    Up with the fairies again!

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Pugol-H

    Ahhh, how quaint, something to remind them each session that they still don’t control the Islands.

    Perhaps bowing towards the bench when they file in?

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • janway

    A friend of mine here in Uruguay told me that when a workman tells you he will be there “Mañana en la mañana” it means “When hell freezes over”. I think this “legitimate occupant” will not be arriving until mañana en la mañana.

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Marti Llazo

    Increasing evidence of why Argentina is the laughingstock of the Western Hemisphere. And ever will be.

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Swede

    Always some new “interesting” stunts. What could they more “invent”? Appoint a “mayor” of “Puerto Argentino” (well paid for his non-work of course)? Issue number-plates for the vehicles on the F.I.? Build up a “shadow administration” for the Islands, sitting in Ushuaia issuing non-enforceable ordinances?

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Trimonde

    We are “Narnia”? Your country has royal pageantry and ridiculously adorned rituals being replicated since the16th century beyond even what Disneyland comes up with, of exorbitant costs, with jeweled crowns and rigidly impractical uniforms costing millions of euros which are absurdly too heavy to wear, weddings funerals and coronations that could forever feed the hungry and homeless children of Africa and Latin America combined! All while you dump every year millions of dollars into keeping the world at war, fascinated by the latest civilization killing weaponry your society's culture comes up with, still thinking of yourselves as a “Royal Empire” with more right to the world than anyone else! Oh, but “we” are Narnia! LOL LOL LOL LOL TRY AGAIN! lol lol lol

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse -7
  • Pugol-H

    You, have no idea how or what we think.

    You just make it up as you go along.

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Marti Llazo


    We are reminded that over 55 percent of the children in Argen-Narnia are currently living in poverty. Perhaps the monies spent on the phony Mock Malvinas Madness could be better spent on feeding its own.

    Likely won't happen since the nARnia peso is crashing towards nothingness and inflation there in going to be well over 50 percent this year.

    Better start learning the Mandarin of your new masters.

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Monkeymagic


    It is unfair to call Argentina “Narnia”.

    If you follow the work of CS Lewis, Argentina is more like Charn than Narnia

    “The early Emperors and Empresses of Charn were kind and decent, but through the passage of the centuries, their lineage devolved into one of malevolence, corruption, evil, and despair, seeing their subjects only as a means to an end”.

    You are one of those “subjects” Trimonde, used by successive Peronist governments as a useful idio to parrot their propaganda as Argentina slumps further and further down the world league of GDP.

    but of course if only you had the Falkands all would be better!!! LOL!

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • imoyaro

    Monkeymagic, Trimonde doesn't read Lewis, he's too busy rereading Peron's old speeches. He seems rather like the subject of The Screwtape Letters.

    Feb 28th, 2022 - 08:54 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Johnny Colman

    Topic passed.
    If you lose a war, you have to turn the page and move on.
    Much of Argentina, especially in the southern part, there are descendants of English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, for many years.
    It must be remembered that many Argentine successes are also due to their collaboration, the English presence in the islands has given rise to development, conservation, so many rare virtues unobtainable throughout South America.
    It is necessary to meditate on these details, for the empty bench could be a good idea invite to the same Council Members of the current government of the island to give lessons on how to govern a Country.
    I can't imagine better management other than the current one, honestly. The golden years of Argentina was rich in the English presence and their collaboration, since 1982 we have lost the compass.

    Feb 28th, 2022 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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