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A hot tempered ambassador and will Falklands' HMS Forth be allowed to dock in Chile

Saturday, January 28th 2023 - 10:52 UTC
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The leak of an audio message with no kind words from the Chilean foreign ministry top staff and advisors towards the Argentine ambassador in Chile, Rafael Bielsa, triggered a severe incident between the two neighboring countries which was finally contained by both sides with a cascade of compliments for the top figures involved. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    With all this common border and history, I cannot understand why Chile and Argentina are not the same country.

    Our America is full of contradictions!

    Jan 28th, 2023 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • mollymauk

    Historically, nation countries were typically separated by geographical features - borders often run along rivers, mountain ranges, etc.
    It is absolutely natural that Chile and Argentina would be separate countries, given that they are mostly separated by what was, at the time of their origin, the virtually impenetrable barrier of the Andes. It would have been very difficult to administer a single country divided by such a geographical barrier.

    Jan 28th, 2023 - 01:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Brasileiro

    Viceroyalty of Plata. Had Spain created a political unity?

    The same liberator. Same language.

    Perhaps the Andes are not the only challenge.

    Jan 28th, 2023 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tænk


    No Engrish military ships accepted no more in Chile...

    No Engrish military airplanes accepted no more in Brasil...

    Tænk is happy...

    Jan 28th, 2023 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Roger Lorton

    As long as you are happy, Trunks

    Jan 29th, 2023 - 01:06 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk


    We are always happy to guest pretty, civil ladies as Boaty McFace...
    Me only regret is not being in Patagonia to be able to smell her “new ship” scent...


    Jan 29th, 2023 - 06:50 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Brasileiro

    Think, here in Brazil everything is fine for now. We continued to fatten up like oxen on the green plateau. We will not send troops, weapons or ammunition to Nazi Ukraine. We'd rather die fighting Nazis, not alongside them.

    Jan 29th, 2023 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Tænk

    Sr. Brasileiro...

    - The German Chancellor..., Olaf Scholtz has just toured Latinoamerica thin to tell us how nice it would be if we..., Wetback Sudaca Brownies were to send some weapons to Europe..., so the one European Party could kill some more people of the other European Party in a War that was started by the Losing European Party some EIGHT years ago...

    Happy to say that all of us..., politely..., refused that MADNESS...


    Jan 29th, 2023 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    HMS Protector is a military ship. The photo is only a week old.
    Your neighbours say many thinks in the cause of regional solidarity, but then do very little.
    Talk is cheap.
    Cheaper than the Argentine peso.

    Jan 29th, 2023 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Tænk

    Me esteemed Engrish Ex-copper...

    You are quite right when you say that...:
    A) The HMS Protector (A173) is ia military ship...
    B) The Punta Arenas Twitter photo you so kindly linked us to..., is only a week old...

    - BUT...

    If I were you...
    I would observe closely the picture you linked us to... :-)

    Can you see the “A173” painted on that ship's side with 4.5 meters high letter and numbers...?
    Nope..., you can't...

    And you know why...?
    Because she ain't no HMS Protector...!
    That CIVILIAN beauty is the RRS Boaty McBoatface..., a.k.a. RRS Sir David Attenborough...:-)

    -Don't they learn you at the Engrish Police Academy not to judge suspects ONLY by their colour...?

    Good thing you retired early..., copper... ;-)

    Jan 30th, 2023 - 12:23 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Roger Lorton

    I shall bow to your better eyesight, Trunks.
    But a British ship non the less, and a ROYAL Research Ship, to boot.
    Civilian? Works for the British government and has visited the Falklands.

    Still ..... as long as you are happy ;-)

    Jan 30th, 2023 - 01:21 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    How could I not be happy after receiving a bow from Hoyt... ;-)

    Jan 30th, 2023 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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