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Montevideo, September 26th 2022 - 23:10 UTC
The Falkland Islands celebrated last Saturday, March 12th, Multicultural Day, with massive participation from the different communities who participated in the event with a display of dance, music, food. Read full article
Wales was also there, and the only one of the Br Isles to have a float in the parade.
Completely mad - the total population of that crazy community is only 3,500!
What is the largest community Argentina has ever had on the islands?
Depending on your view of history the following are the multiple choice answers:
a) Zero, there has never been a Argentine civilian population on the islands
b) 38, the crew of the SS Sarandi who arrived in 6th October 1832 to claim the islands for Argentina before murdering their leader, Mestevier, raping his wife and mutinying. They were expelled on 4th January 1833.
c) The Vernet community, a business of around 50 which he walked away from who lived on the islands from 1826-34 much of that time under the command of Matthew Brisbane a British national
d) A fantasy community of thousands of Argentines who lived on the islands for generations even before Argentina existed, who were expelled by the British and ethnically cleansed
none of them, not even the fantasy one, have more rights than the crazy community of 3500 who have been there for nearly 200 years
In Latin America, Argentina is often (negatively) perceived by its neighbours as the region’s European country. Unlike most of its neighbours which have significant indigenous or black populations, Argentina’s population is 97% white, or mixed European. This can be traced back to a single event in the 1870s: the Conquest of the Desert.
It annoys the argies greatly when studies reveal that more than half of their present population turns out to have indigenous DNA to some degree.
People in glass-houses shouldn't throw stones.
”At the end of the colonial period, Blacks constituted approximately a third of the urban population. According to the census of 1887 and the opinions of contemporary observers, the urban Black population declined numerically to roughly half its colonial size and fell to an inconsequential 2 percent of total population by the end of the century. How did the Black population of Buenos Aires disappear?
It is widely reported that president of Argentina from 1868 to 1874, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, undertook a ‘covert genocide’ that wiped out the Afro-Argentinean population to the point that by 1875, there were so little Black people left in Argentina that the government didn’t even bother registering African-descendants in the national census.
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