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Argentina Presses Claim to Falkland Islands, Accusing UK of Colonialism


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- 570 days ago - cnn.com
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is once again calling on the UK to hand back the Falkland Islands -- known in Argentina as Las Malvinas -- accusing Britain of blatant colonialism.



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Cristina M. (130)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:27 pm
Of course it's colonialism, that's the European way and the stupid Argentinian pride that made them send to war so many youths in the 80s. What's important is what the people that actually live in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands want, they're not pawns to be moving around and they don't want to be part of Argentina, so there it is, that should be the end of the Argentinian claim.
 

John S. (297)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 8:03 am
Noted.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:16 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:01 am
Any sane person looks at a map of Argentine find that the islands belonging to Argentina .Noted,thanks.
 

Louise D. (38)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:25 am
Regardless of the rights or wrongs of the claims and counter claims made about the Argentinians by the British when full possession was taken in 1833. The Falklands inhabitants did not replace an indigenous population because there was none. The islands were claimed by Britain in 1765, long before Argentina existed as a country, and have been permanently settled since 1833. One point seems to elude the President's critical faculties. That is where exactly Argentina fits into this argument about colonies as she does not seem to have a clue of where she is living and whose land it once was. Given that many of the countries that want to throw the Falkland islanders to the wolves are themselves colonies where the native people have all but been all but exterminated, so all Ms Kirschner has shown his her utter hypocrisy as the only time the Argentinians act up about the Falklands is to distract the population from the incompetence of their politicians.Is it because the Falklands is the one part in South America that isn't built on the genocide of various indigenous peoples, perhaps?
 

Anton Macio Madison Sr. (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:39 am
Noted
 

Ken L. (78)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 12:33 pm
It should be up to the inhabitants of the Falklands to decide their fate in a Referendum.
To vote as to whether they want to remain British or not.
 

Arthur Lamirande (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:14 pm
Why should Britain want to keep this worthless outpost? Britain has already divested itself of virtually all its other colonial possesions. Even a perfunctory look at the geography clearly shows that the Falklands (a.k.a. Malvinas) should be part of Argentina.
 

Arthur Lamirande (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:27 pm
There are 3000 inhabitants in the Falkland Islands? Hey! Would that be about one-tenth of 1% of the population of Buenos Aires? And the British are prepared to fight for this? My, Pride doth goeth before a Fall.
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:50 pm
Noted.
 

Carol D. (104)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:58 pm
The islanders have been there a long time It should be up to them who they want as rulers Its obvious they dont want Argentina i wonder why!
 

Anita R. (2)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:32 am
The British and Argentinians, the latter inheriting the Spanish colonization of their own country, are both colonists. It is up to the people of the Falklands if they want the retain the status quo, which they apparently do.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:13 am
Thanks
 
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