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Falklands: Milei favors diplomacy and the Hong Kong model, respecting people's wishes

Monday, August 14th 2023 - 10:57 UTC
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He has become the rising (unexpected) star of Argentine politics, after defeating all other presidential hopefuls on Sunday's primary elections. The outspoken economist, promising libertarian changes, Javier Milei managed more than 30% of votes, ahead of the candidates from the two coalitions which were believed to have monopolized Argentine politics in recent decades, the opposition grouping with 27%, and the Kirchnerite incumbent coalition 28%. Read full article

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  • Monkeymagic

    It’s a start.

    The Falkland Islanders do not want to live in a miserable country like Argentine and their will must be respected. Tick.

    The Falklands are Argentine, no they aren’t, but he is trying to win an election.

    I hope he does. I hope Peronism is utterly destroyed.

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Steve Potts

    A change of attitude?

    Thankfully the invaders were defeated in 1982. Do the Argentinians even understand what it means to have sovereignty?

    Falklands – Argentina's Sovereignty Aspirations (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/34583696/Falklands_Argentinas_Sovereignty_Aspirations

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 09:48 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Islander1

    It is indeed a start, But Argentina fails to understand - or conveniently prefers to twist the real reason for the handover of Hong Kong to China.Hong Kong Islands was 100% British Territory, The surrounding mainland area on which the Island depended heavily was on a 99Year Lease from China and thus was due naturally to return to Chines sovereignty.
    That meant that Hong Kong Island would become totally unsustainable on its own - thus it was inevitable that the UK and China reached the Agreement they did for its handover at the same time as the handback of the “new territories”.

    But as we all know- China subsequently failed to honour the conditions they signed for respecting the Democratic Rights etc of the people of Hong Kong and the New Territories, and that agreement is now utterly worthless.

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse +9
  • FitzRoy

    Except Hong Kong was on loan from China, Milei, and we handed it back as per our agreement. The Falklands have never been Argentine. There's a world of difference, but go ahead and try to discuss it with us.

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • brasherboot

    Hahaha dream on Argies.

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • AndyMcG

    Good to see an honest admission about the present state of Argentina.
    I think it will be a very long time until the Islanders would vote to be part of Argentina rather than a British Overseas Territory

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    From a Chilean perspective - I sincerely wish my Argentine neighbors the best of luck. By my knowledge of how they normally behave, leads me to expect serious disaster.

    They are themselves their worst enemy!

    Meanwhile, I'm enjoying family enjoyment here in Panquehue with Madame and our youngest daughter - as well as our youngest grandchild (her first visit to the farm).

    Weather is absolutely beautiful!

    ¡Saludos!

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    I think this chap probably knows the islands aren’t Argentine and never were, but that is an unelectable stance at the moment.

    First step in weening the brainwashed of the Peronist teet, is to change the narrative and recognise the islanders. He has already done more than any other Argie politician in doing that.

    Once you recognise the islanders and their wishes, and acknowledge Argentina lost a war, and acknowledge that Argentina today is not a country anyone sane person would want to join….you have changed the focus.

    Then over time you release new information and true history which “maybe” shows the Falklands weren’t Argentine.

    Wishful thinking but this guy has said more truth already than Kitchener in 10 years.

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • imoyaro

    Chicureo, I'm afraid you are sadly correct...take care and enjoy the weather!

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Primaries?

    Think I'll await the finals.

    Aug 14th, 2023 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SamDurrant

    yeah volswagem

    Aug 16th, 2023 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chorlito23

    Most Argentines know that they are not ours but it is considered frowned upon or being unpatriotic to admit it, it is not politically correct. And we know that they don't deserve to live through this painful situation, and some people don't really understand that we lost a war and were the aggressors. Here right now there is no other person to vote for, nobody wants Peronism again. Good life!

    Aug 18th, 2023 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • SamDurrant

    His running mate, Victoria Villarruel, is the daughter of Aldo Rico, one of the carapintadas.

    Aug 20th, 2023 - 08:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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