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The Falklands Warrah as emblem of Argentina's 'symbolic' Malvinas National Park

Tuesday, September 26th 2023 - 08:59 UTC
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The outgoing Argentine government announced on Sunday, through the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development that it is working on the creation of the first “symbolic” natural park in the Falkland Islands, and a bill is being drafted to send to Congress. Read full article


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  • Dirk Dikkler

    Good Grief!!!!!!!!!!!!! just when you thought they couldn't be anymore stupid they go and excel themselves.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Steve Potts

    Dirk Dikkler

    When I first read it I thought it was an April fool's joke. But then it's September but I suppose every day is a joke in the Republic of Narnia.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 09:30 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • border rover

    Interesting idea! Perhaps they could adopt the Cloud Cuckoo as the symbolic bird for the entire country.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinense 1833

    The warrah fox is linked to Patagonia, the Malvinas Islands are part of Patagonia.
    Having clarified this point, the name Warrah is a phonetic deformation of the Guaraní word guará.
    Why the name Guará? due to the great resemblance to another fox that lives in Argentina and other places in South America, the Aguará guazú.
    Further proof for British friends that the islands were not uninhabited.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Steve Potts

    To make laws that state the Falklands and territorial waters are Argentinian are meaningless as are the ‘Malvinas’ appointments.

    Falklands and Beyond An Argentine Fantasy:

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Juan Cervantes

    What a load of drivel you have just posted Malvi, live in the real world not la la land,

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    Amazing, a symbolic national park now replete with symbol, for a territory they do not control and no realistic possibility that they will ever control.

    They might as well try and establish a ‘symbolic national park’ on the dark side of the moon, with a piece of cheese as the symbol.

    But, I suppose if it makes them happy and saves them from having to worry about any real problems that they have got.

    So it’s the Guaraní who have the claim to the Falklands, not the implanted Creole Conquistador population currently occupying Guarani territory.

    With the Falklands being in the Guarani sea on the Guarani continental shelf.

    You don’t seem to have a legitimate claim to what you call Argentina, never mind the S. Atlantic/Antarctic.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • border rover

    I guess they could paint the South Pole with blue and white white stripes while they're busy engaging in nonsensical geopolitics. What are the chances of the next government being any better? History doesn't augur well for the future.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    You return to the first point of re-entering negotiations with Argentina. If Argentina wants to revert to 1832 boundaries, it must first withdraw from Patagonia, with draw every single person with a drop of Latino heritage completely to 1832 borders and restore sovereignty to the ethnic people of Patagonia.
    Once they have done for lets say 25 years, we will start discussions around what the islands looked like in 1832.
    There were a handful of gauchos and the remnants of a failed business venture managed by William Dickson a British citizen.....ok

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinense 1833


    There is no problem if the Guaraní have the right to the Malvinas Islands, in any case they have more rights than the British who left their North Atlantic islands to settle in the South Atlantic islands.
    Remember that the Argentine population was made up of Europeans, Creoles and also natives, including the Guaraníes.
    Another piece of information for your knowledge. The Argentine governor of the islands, Pablo Areguatí, was a Guaraní native.
    Greetings to my platonic love Teslyn Barkman.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Pugol-H

    Your problem is that the Guaraní have the rights to what you call Argentina, certainly more rights than the Spanish and Italians who left their Mediterranean home to settle in South America.

    Dispossessing the native peoples in the process.

    You are the ‘implanted population’ in the region.

    And you cannot have an Argentine governor of a British territory.

    As I have told you before, , British claims (Malvinas, S. Georgia/S. Sandwich Islands and Antarctica) are very old, Argentinian claims are very new, you need to prove when these territories stopped being British before you can talk about them being Argentinian.

    Or, they are simply not Argentinian and never will be.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bud Spencer

    Argentine politicians costing Argentine tax payers lots of money putting little flags on maps and drawing mythical parks on islands they will never have. 1833 this is what you support ? its complete looney tunes.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • King Penguin

    The Warrah is most closely related to a wolf in Brazil, not the Patagonian fox which is what they found doing DNA analysis .One of the Argentinian claims is based on a suggestion that Patagonian natives brought over the Warrah in canoes but DNA sequencing show the move occurred long before humans arrived in South America.

    Sep 26th, 2023 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • FitzRoy

    So, cultural misappropriation? There are a lot of Latin words and words derived from Latin, in the English language. So what? English is a mix of many foreign languages, much like every other language on the planet.

    At first, reading this article, I had assumed that the Argentine government were going to ask for some land here, so they could make the “Falkland Islands Park”. What a bunch of plebs they all are!

    Malvi, you do realise, of course, that “Malvinas” is a bastardisation of Malouines, don't you? From the French? Bless you, petal! You're getting yourself into a bit of a tizz!

    Sep 27th, 2023 - 08:31 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The English Pirate

    Good idea, the warrah being extinct for a couple of hundred years, just like any hope of Argentina getting the Falklands. An appropriate symbol.

    Sep 27th, 2023 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse +3

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