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The Question of the Malvinas

By 3 May 2012 12

Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic presents:

The Question of the Malvinas

A public lecture and forumSpeaker:
His Excellency, Mr. Pedro Villagra Delgado
Ambassador of the Argentine Republic

6.30 pm Thursday 10 May
Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank)
Australian National University

Thirty years after the war between Britain and Argentina over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands, the issue of which country should have sovereignty over them remains. The issue continues to be a point of contention in international forums such as the United Nations and the Organisation of American States. This address by the Ambassador of Argentina puts the Argentine view about these islands and invites discussion about their possible future.

The lecture will be followed by light food and beverages. Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

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12 Responses to The Question of the Malvinas
#1
nov86510:53 am, 03 May 12

No debate – the FALKLANDS are and will remain British!

#2
ScienceRules11:14 am, 03 May 12

nov865 said :

No debate – the FALKLANDS are and will remain British!

Well that settles it then. I never thought international relations could be so easy. Perhaps you’d like to develop your thesis a bit, nov865?

#3
Ben_Dover11:38 am, 03 May 12

nov865 said :

No debate – the FALKLANDS are and will remain British!

Agreed.

Ben_Dover said :

Emma Edwards, a member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly explains why the islanders want to stay part of the British Overseas Territories community

http://www.totalpolitics.com/print/157402/why-the-falklands-want-to-stay-british.thtml

#4
neanderthalsis12:06 pm, 03 May 12

ScienceRules said :

nov865 said :

No debate – the FALKLANDS are and will remain British!

Well that settles it then. I never thought international relations could be so easy. Perhaps you’d like to develop your thesis a bit, nov865?

Given that the population of the Falklands almost unanimously wants to remain British and Argentina hasn’t the clout of China (Hong Kong) or even Spain, which still wants Gibraltar, I don’t think the Brits will yield. The Brits claimed the Falklands as their own before Argentina existed as a sovereign nation.

#5
damien haas12:26 pm, 03 May 12

Why not hold a referendum on the disputed territory. Allow both partys to present their claims and then let all eligible voters of the disputed territory vote. Worked in East Timor.

#6
VYBerlinaV8_is_back12:58 pm, 03 May 12

nov865 said :

No debate – the FALKLANDS are and will remain British!

The British can FALK OFF!

#7
dungfungus1:01 pm, 03 May 12

The claim for The Falklands by Argentina in the 1980s was a orchestrated by the military junta to divert attention from all the nasty things they were doing. It was successful in uniting the country against the British and the corrupt leaders were able to fleece more millions in donations to the war effort. Ultimately, it hastened the demise of the military junta.
This latest claim is about the oil recently discovered near The Falklands which the chronically broke Argentina will need to replace the failing oilfield owned by a Spanish company that they have just nationalised (just like they nationalised all private superannuation a couple of years ago).
As a matter of interest, Evo Morales (president of Bolivia) has just nationalised the main electricty supplier in that country (another Spanish company)

#8
Tetranitrate2:44 pm, 03 May 12

damien haas said :

chronically broke Argentina

umm…actually the fiscal condition of the Argentinian government is significantly better then that of the UK government.

Not to pretend things are really great in Argentina right now, but it’s a bit more complicated than “THEY SPENT ALL TEH MONZIES AND NOW DEY BE STEALIN!!!!!!”

#9
Mysteryman3:38 pm, 03 May 12

nov865 said :

No debate – the FALKLANDS are and will remain British!

+1.

#10
HenryBG4:54 pm, 03 May 12

dungfungus said :

The claim for The Falklands by Argentina in the 1980s was a orchestrated by the military junta to divert attention from all the nasty things they were doing.

I suggest to Mr Delgado that as the population of the Falklands will not in a million years vote to transfer rule to the Argentinian government, and no international court will ever rule in their favour, perhaps the Argentinians can try to take them by force, and see where that gets them?

Additionally, he may think about coming up with a better propaganda name for the Falklands than their French name, which is hardly spin that advances the Argentinian cause a whole lot.

#11
dungfungus8:03 pm, 03 May 12

HenryBG said :

dungfungus said :

The claim for The Falklands by Argentina in the 1980s was a orchestrated by the military junta to divert attention from all the nasty things they were doing.

I suggest to Mr Delgado that as the population of the Falklands will not in a million years vote to transfer rule to the Argentinian government, and no international court will ever rule in their favour, perhaps the Argentinians can try to take them by force, and see where that gets them?

Additionally, he may think about coming up with a better propaganda name for the Falklands than their French name, which is hardly spin that advances the Argentinian cause a whole lot.

And your point is? (I should have printed)

#12
I-filed9:31 pm, 03 May 12

dungfungus said :

The claim for The Falklands by Argentina in the 1980s was a orchestrated by the military junta to divert attention from all the nasty things they were doing.

Tell all that to ABC Radio National’s typical cult-lefty ignoramus (and former Canberra resident) Julie Ewington – last month she was in tears on Radio National defending the Argentinian regime re the Falklands – she had travelled to Argentina during or just after the conflict and didn’t bother to discover any truths about the junta. Dumb as dogs***.

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