Argentina’s Row Over Falklands


Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is again calling on Britain to give the Falkland Islands to Argentina because they fell that the island belongs to them.

What she is trying to do is divert the public’s attention away from her countries financial troubles because the country is bankrupt and also her inability to run the country properly.

It claimed Argentina had been “forcibly stripped” of the islands her country calls Las Malvinas in a “blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism”.

She urged Mr Cameron to abide by a 1965 UN resolution to “negotiate a solution” to the dispute. But British sovereignty dates back to 1765. The island have never been governed by or formed part of the sovereign territory of the Republic of Argentina.

Barry Elsby, a member of the Islands’ Legislative Assembly, said: “We understand that the Argentine government has put out a letter that both calls our home a colony and claims that the United Kingdom is ignoring United Nations General Assembly resolutions.

“We are not a colony; our relationship with the United Kingdom is by choice. Unlike the government of Argentina, the United Kingdom respects the right of our people to determine our own affairs, a right that is enshrined in the UN Charter and which is ignored by Argentina.”

The Islanders wrote an open letter to the President as did the Sun newspaper but these were burned in the street, likely after they were read.

Yahoo news

Prime Minister Cameron said:

“Whenever they have been asked their opinion, they say they want to maintain their current status with the United Kingdom.

“They’re holding a referendum this year and I hope the president of Argentina will listen to that referendum and recognise it is for the Falkland Islanders to choose their future, and as long as they choose to stay with the United Kingdom they have my 100% backing.”


5 responses to “Argentina’s Row Over Falklands

  1. I think Kirchner is past her sell-by date. But you know my views on this anyway.

    I really don’t get the accusations of colonialism, from countries that want to do exactly that.

    And, there is always the ‘well it wasn’t quite sorted legally a few hundred years ago.’

    Dear me. No wonder the world is in such dire straits.

  2. I think all she’s doing is hiding other problems, brain wash the people.

  3. She sounds like one of our politicians…wait…she sounds like ALL of our politicians.

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