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Former Argentine FM lashes out at Uruguayan President over Falklands trip

Tuesday, February 21st 2023 - 08:00 UTC
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Former Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Solá said Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou's “main objective” was “to show his contempt for Argentina” after a group of lawmakers visited the Falkland Islands together with the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Montevideo Faye O'Connor. Read full article


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  • Juan Cervantes

    Poor little Argies, getting upset yet again, wipe away your tears,

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Steve Potts

    Schipani also denied that the delegation visiting the Falklands supported the self-determination of the Islanders ...?

    It is evident that Security Council Resolution 502 from 1982 confirmed that there is a legal basis for the Falkland Islanders to claim self-determination under the auspices of the UN Charter. Falkland Islanders Specific Right to Self-Determination (1 pg) :

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Mike Summers

    Why wouldn't he show contempt ?

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Falklands-Free

    He is unable to control the workings of Uruguay and he dont like it.

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Brasileiro

    The Sovereign State of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay was created by Brazil and Argentina as a way to pacify our borders.

    Colonia del Sacramento must be well represented in this game of strength between England and Argentina.

    I do not believe that a visit by Uruguayan legislators can raise the self-esteem or pride of the Orientals.

    Just a provocation by a right-wing party that currently governs Uruguay.

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -9
  • Falklands-Free

    So Argentina cant function unless it has the hand of Uruguay and Brazil to hang on to. What a weak country Argentina really 8s on it's own.
    What weak neighbours to let Argentina influence so much control over them.
    So the question is. Why cannot other countries have the freedom to choose who they want to do business with. Do they always have to seek Argentinas permission. If that is so it looks like Argentina actually runs the whole of the South Americas.

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    “Showing contempt for Argentina” should be at the heart of foreign policy for all civilised nations, and for very conspicuous reasons.

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • King Penguin

    Uruguay has more of a claim to The Falkland Islands than Argentina, they had a naval post there for many decades before any Argies lived there , but they have decided that that is all in the past and not relevant ,and instead more useful to have cordial relationships with the citizens of The Falkland islands Argentina needs to move on.

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Marti Llazo


    Argentina is little more than the bed-wetting baby sister of Paraguay.

    Feb 21st, 2023 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +4

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