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Argentina categorically rejects students competition to visit the Falkland Islands

Monday, August 22nd 2022 - 13:39 UTC
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It's official. The Argentine government categorically rejects ”the competition organized by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires with the purpose of inviting university students to a paid trip to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands. Read full article

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  • Jo Bloggs

    This is not new. A young Argentine lad won a similar competition just a few years ago and came over and had a wonderful time.

    Aug 22nd, 2022 - 09:23 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Steve Potts

    ''Argentina categorically rejects students competition to visit the Falkland Islands...''

    Blah blah blah. I think most people have had enough of Argentina's bleating and 10-bob politicians trying to justify their non-jobs. Time for Argentina to take their claim to the Hague but then someone might scrutinize it and say determine, 'What claim?'

    Aug 22nd, 2022 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Mike Summers

    That is really funny, because only 4/5 years ago they were bleating because Argentine students were NOT included in the competition. Must have been successful !!

    Aug 22nd, 2022 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Pugol-H

    So, Argentina offers ‘scholarships’ to Islanders to integrate them, and this is ok.

    However the Islanders offer visits to a few S. American students, and outrage.

    Argentina has a ‘Secretariat for the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic (Argy Colonial Command)’, dedicated to trying to impose Argentinian sovereignty in direct violation of UN resolutions and of existing British sovereignty, and this is ok.

    The British have a ‘Maritime Security Strategy’, including protecting against Argentinian Colonial ambitions in the S. Atlantic/Antarctic, and outrage.

    But then, it must be very frustrating for Sr Carmona and his twitts, looking at maps of areas that has their names on it, that they are responsible for, but which they have no control over whatsoever or even any ability to influence events in. Where they are effectively shut out.

    A situation that will inevitably get worse as the Islands continue to develop with no Argentinian involvement whatsoever.

    And Sr Carmona and his twitts have to make it look like they do actually do something, other than just add to costs.

    Wait till they start drilling for oil, then you will see a hissy fit on steroids.

    Aug 22nd, 2022 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Monkeymagic

    This is hilarious.
    Imagine being so terrified of the truth you want to ban your people from hearing it.

    What if the Argentine population realised there was no usurpation?
    What if they realised there was no implanted population?
    What if they realised that the Falklands were never Argentine?
    What if they realised their Peronist masters had lied to them?

    Aug 22nd, 2022 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Falklands-Free

    Fact is they don't want Argentine student's to come here to learn the truth. That would go against the grain of indoctrination. I reckon we should be getting the message to many more young Argentines of the truth. Maybe even a direct radio link to Argentina broadcasting our history for all to hear. After all they try to do that to us.

    Aug 22nd, 2022 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Roger Lorton

    The hypocrisy is strong among the Argies

    https://en.mercopress.com/2021/06/21/scholarships-for-falklands-alumni-to-continue-their-graduate-and-postgraduate-studies-in-argentina#:~:text=Argentina%20has%20launched%20a%20program,Ministry%20of%20Education%20University%20Policies.

    Aug 22nd, 2022 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Yupppppp..., Copper....
    The hypocrisy is strong..., indeed...:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e1uRhiY-fXM&t=2s

    - In the meantime..: you Brutes continue protecting the freedom of the World by providing the rockets that..., with a bit of (bad) luck..., will make all of us currently living in Eurasia to glow in a nice shade of Zaporizhzhya NPP green...

    - Continue protecting the freedom of information by deporting Julian Assange to a lifelong all inclusive vacation in the USA...

    - Continue protecting the freedom of life by blowing away the life of a young blonde female philosopher...

    Juppp..., the hypocrisy is strong...
    Capisce...?

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 04:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    You would prefer to see Ukraine crushed underfoot perhaps, Trunks ...... What a wonderful human being you are......

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Now it is you that's being strongly hypocritical..., copper...

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    The Argentine Government cry if their citizens can’t come here. Cry if such a competition isn’t open to Argentina; and now cry that it is.

    You really couldn’t make this up.

    While their citizens are starving and having to choose between food or fuel they send a delegation of eighteen (18) to the C24 in New York.

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Judge Jose

    Jo, its the one thing that Argentine politicians are good at, whingeing and crying,

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Mr. Jo Bloggs...

    You say above...:
    “The Argentine Government cry if their citizens can’t come here.... Cry if such a competition isn’t open to Argentina; and now cry that it is.”

    I say...:
    Would you please be so kind to inform us when..., or where..., or how...:
    “The Argentine Government cried because such a competition wasn't open to Argentina...”
    (Wonder if you concocted this story independently or got inspired by Mikey Summers...?)

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 11:14 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Pugol-H

    Mr Assange has only himself to blame for his current predicament.

    Had he gone back to Sweden when he was supposed to, he would be a freeman by now whatever the outcome of the charges against him.

    But noooo, he skipped bail and stayed in the Ecuadorian embassy, on the grounds that he was afraid he would be extradited to the US from Sweden, although no extradition request had been made to either country.

    Sweden one of the most difficult countries in the world to extradite people from, where Britain and the US have the easiest of extradition arrangement.

    Either he was lying through his teeth, or he is unbelievably stupid, either way, he is proper F*cked now.

    And as for ‘blonde female philosophers’, the Ukrainians are not yet at the stage in this war where they can waste munitions and resources on targets with no military value. Soon, but not yet.

    Which begs the question, who did do it???

    But don’t worry, the Argy winner of this illustrious competition, upon arrival in ‘Las Malvinas’, can ‘phone home’ and say ‘don’t cry for me Argentina, the truth is I haven’t left you’.

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Assange is a journalist. And as a journalist he has every right to protect his sources.

    What the Empire does to Assange is unacceptable. All eyes, the Five Eyes, act with imperial force against a citizen who has become humanity's living hero!

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 04:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mike Summers

    Poor old tank. Memory fading is it ?

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Mr. Mike Summers...

    You say above...:
    “Poor old Tænk. Memory fading is it ?”

    I say...:
    At me age..., that wouldn't be too strange..., Mickey...
    Anyhow...
    - Would you maybe be so kind to inform us when..., or where..., or how...:
    “The Argentine Government cried because such a competition wasn't open to Argentina...”
    (Wonder if you concocted this story independently..., inspiring Mr. Jo “Suddently Silent” Bloggs...?)

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    This, perhaps?

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/713406/Falklands-dispute-UK-snubs-Argentina-Brazil-Chile-Uruguay-students

    Aug 23rd, 2022 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    Roger..., me dear immigrant Engrish Copper in Siam without any Farang friends...

    - Ya' mean to tell me..., that all you (and both them above honourable Kelper Engrish Gentlemen) can find to prove the validity of your asseveration about...:
    - “THE ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT CRIED BECAUSE SUCH A COMPETITION WASN'T OPEN TO ARGENTINA...” ............. is an Express newspaper article that textualy says...:
    - “But the competition to visit the islands is being interpreted as a snub by some Argentines, who have complained it is an act of provocation and arrogance... Another said it was ”discrimination against Argentina“, adding: ”Filthy English pirates always taking things that are not theirs.“....

    - Do you..., Engrish Gentlemen happen mayhaps to know if those..., in that excellent Express article mentioned...: ”Argentines, who have complained..., and the...: ”Another (who) said it was discrimination”..., have a name..., a title or hold any position whatsoever in the Argentine Government...?

    - Seems to be that..., as usual...,the problem ain't this auld Patagonian still working memory..., but them Engrish Gentlemen haughtiness..., brainwash and natural predisposition of telling porkies...

    Capisce....

    Aug 24th, 2022 - 12:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    Poor old Think.

    You seem more sensitive than usual today.

    Oh, and I am not ignoring you. I just don’t live on Mercopress like you.

    Whether something was published on record or not about the Argentine Government crying about being left out of the competition doesn’t make one iota of difference to the fact that they let it be known through the British Embassy that they were outraged. We were told by FCO and we had no reason to doubt their word. Why would we?

    So, Think, you poor old fool. If you want to cry about us knowing the Argentine Government cried about us not extending the competition to Argentina, cry, baby, cry.

    Aug 24th, 2022 - 01:02 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    I knew I could count on ya..., Mr.Bloggs..., chay...!!!
    (Mickey being a lazy ex-politician and Rodge a lazy ex-copper... ;-)

    You say..., correctly...:
    - Somebody “let it be known through the British Embassy that they were outraged. We were told by FCO and we had no reason to doubt their word...”

    I say...:
    -You are..., of course..., referring to this Gentlemen wine cellar meeting...:
    https://declassifieduk.org/argentine-minister-was-pissed-when-he-agreed-controversial-falklands-deal-with-uk/

    - Well... as the Dylan song goes..., matey...: “The Times They Are A-Changin' ”
    That wine cellar agreement was shot down by your own Sir Duncan..., and thereby you lost that Sāo Paulo flight connection you desired so rightly...

    - Seems to be that..., as usual...,the problem ain't this auld Patagonian still working memory..., but them Engrish Gentlemen haughtiness..., natural predisposition of telling )and believing their own) porkies and their Foreign & Colonial Office using whatever method to further their Colonial interests...

    “Vincit Omnia Veritas”..., Jo...
    Vincit Omnia Veritas...
    Capisce...?

    Aug 24th, 2022 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Swede

    “under an illegitimate toponymy”, “an illegal situation”. The Argentine government always uses words like “illegitimate” and “illegal”. Only under Argentine law, which is not applicable. The F.I. have their own laws. Argentine laws are not enforceable there. There are no Argentine police, no Argentine prosecutors, no Argentine lawyers, no Argentine prisons, no Argentine nothing. They are just outside Argentine jurisdiction The islanders can break Argentine laws on a daily basis which they also happily do. Just by having no “Malvinas son Argentinas” signs along the roads, driving on the left and many more things. Few outside of Argentina really care.

    Aug 24th, 2022 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Just trying to help you fading memory Trunks.

    Swede - they also like 'imprescriptible' in an attempt to convince themselves that they have rights that cannot be taken away by prescription or by lapse of time. Legal nonsense.

    Aug 24th, 2022 - 10:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk

    You are a well trained..., auld school Engrish copper..., lad...
    Eveready to assist your Seniors...

    Aug 25th, 2022 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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