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Argentine officials question city status awarded to Stanley, Falklands capital

Monday, May 23rd 2022 - 10:55 UTC
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Argentine Foreign Minister and the head of the Malvinas, South Atlantic Islands and Antarctica Office strongly questioned the Queen's decision to award city status to the capital of the Falkland Islands. Read full article


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  • Steve Potts

    ''Illegal and illegitimate occupation'' - Why was the British occupation illegal and illegitimate? Pray tell...

    May 23rd, 2022 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • downunder

    “The city of Stanley” - it has a nice ring to it!

    May 23rd, 2022 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Falklands-Free

    Fact is the British were removing an illegal occupier in 1833. The Argentines left knowing that they had already been warned on at least two occasions they were on British crown territory. If they felt they had a case then, why did they not resist the British when they asked them to leave. They did not because they knew they were on the islands illegally.
    For nearly 200 years Argentina had been griping about that day. They have been indoctrinating their people ever since. That in itself surely is a crime against humanity.

    May 23rd, 2022 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Rufus

    This surprises me somewhat, not the perpetual hurling from the pram of Argentine toys, I mean that's an everyday occurrence, but I was under the impression that at the time of Stanley's formation having an Anglican cathedral was enough to be a city?

    May 23rd, 2022 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Marti Llazo

    Next up: Argentina bitterly complains about the shade of paint used at Mount Pleasant.

    The best part of this is that the argies have demonstrated to all the world how they have accomplished nothing more than polishing their most risible forms of vacuous prattle.

    May 23rd, 2022 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Terence Hill

    The decision has no effect but further confirms that the UK is in complete compliance with international law.
    While none of Argentine claims have ever been compliant with any international law. In particle this current claim that ignores the Islanders Referendum, which is an act of legal decolonisation.
    ”Decolonization (American English) or Decolonisation (British English) is the undoing of colonialism ... The fundamental right to self-determination is identified by the United Nations as core to decolonization, allowing not only independence, but also other ways of decolonization. The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization has stated that in the process of decolonization there is no alternative to the colonizer but to allow a process of self-determination.”
    “UN Charter; DECLARATION REGARDING NON-SELF-GOVERNING TERRITORIES; Article 73; Members of the United Nations which have or assume responsibilities for ..peoples have not yet attained ..of self-government recognize the principle that the interests of the inhabitants of these territories are paramount, ..b. to develop self-government, ...”

    May 23rd, 2022 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Martin Woodhead

    189 years ago International didn't exist might is right was the guiding principle that's how Argentina was created and celebrated Apprantly the conquest of the desert was totally legal.
    But being asked to leave the Falklands wasn't.

    May 23rd, 2022 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • border rover

    In simple vernacular english - the Minister is a prat - well matched with the President who did a second rate version of Evita's Grand Tour of Europe last werk.
    Poor old Argentina !

    May 23rd, 2022 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Don Alberto

    On a background of few minor problems

    Multi dimensional poverty conditions affect 25 million Argentines, 54,9% of the population

    Argentina’s Central Bank raises interest rates to 42.5% amid inflation of which in January was 50.7% YoY

    can Argentine officials find the time to question the city status awarded to Stanley.

    BTW: Officials in Waltham on the Wolds question Buenos Aire's city status.

    May 23rd, 2022 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Judge Jose

    Nothing to do with you Buenos Aires, keep your nose out,

    May 23rd, 2022 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Swede

    Civil servants and politicians of Argentina employed and payed for producing tons of bullshit day after day, year after year. The result they want to have (taking over the F.I.) will never happen anyway, so the they could use their taxpayers' money for something else.

    May 24th, 2022 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Freddy Worldwide

    The problem with really stupid people is that they are too stupid to realize that they are stupid. Big on amusement, low on brains.
    The British position is clear, that the sovereignty issue is frozen until either hell freezes over or the Islanders say otherwise. I suspect the former is more likely.

    May 25th, 2022 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Falklands-Free

    Notice there has been no comments from Argentina. Maybe they have been told to stay quiet or the Falkland supporters have embargoed them.

    May 25th, 2022 - 09:50 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    @Falklands-Free -- Even though there are no argie comments on the matter on MP, you can see them in the argie media such as Clarin, in Spanish of course. But what is interesting is that among them - that is, Argentine opinion -- is that their own foreign minister Cafiero is widely regarded domestically as something of an unpresentable idiot and buffoon. Another argie comment suggests that the words of their chancellor will have the “English” trembling.... with laughter. So there may be some consolation that Cafiero is viewed as not just an unkempt and silly posturing clown internationally, but within Argentina as well. Thus Cafierno actually, albeit accidentally, serves the islanders by making the argies' own “Malvinas” twattle appear to be patently absurd.

    May 25th, 2022 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • border rover

    That's a very interesting comment Marti Llazo and it is in accord with many many comments I have heard over many years from a variety of Argentine colleagues. What puzzles me however is that despite the low opinions of their politicians held by so many Argentines they repeatedly elect incompetent buffoons to govern them! Who would ever vote for Cafiero? Read the accounts of the President's various speeches on his recent Grand Tour of Europe - Argentina could save the world from hunger, it could solve the problem of dependency on Russian oil and gas etc etc. Who voted for this man and how could he ever have become President ?

    Does anyone understand Argentina and the Argentines ??

    May 25th, 2022 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Terence Hill

    “The announcement from the British Crown on Puerto Argentino simply exposes the colonial character of the illegal and illegitimate occupation by the British of our Malvinas Islands”, pointed out Cafiero.

    Article 19
    No State or group of States has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State. The foregoing principle prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat against the personality of the State or against its political, economic, and cultural elements.

    May 28th, 2022 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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