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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:19 PM

 

US, Canada 'alone' in Americas on Falklands, Cuba

The United States and Canada are now the only states in the Americas that do not back Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands and refuse to invite Cuba to the OAS summit, according to Argentina.

The other 32 members of the Organization of the American States support Cuba's reentry to the regional club and "the sovereign rights of Argentina," Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman told reporters on Thursday.

Timerman spoke after meeting with his counterparts to discuss a draft final declaration ahead of the 34-member group's summit, to be held this weekend in the Colombian resort town of Cartagena.

He said he hoped the declaration would be a "new manifestation of solidarity" with Argentina in its dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

Argentina and Britain this month marked 30 years since they went to war over the Falklands, with Argentine President Cristina Kirchner calling British rule over the disputed islands "absurd."

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http://news.yahoo.com/us-canada-alone-americas-falklands-cuba-134648828.html

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Response to ocpagu (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:45 PM

1. Why won't Argentina leave the Falklanders alone?

They're not interested in becoming part of Argentina, despite its proximity.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 01:24 PM

7. Because it's not up to them.

 

If I invaded your house, the issue about me wanting to leave or not is really secondary... to say the least.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 06:07 PM

9. You disagree with the population's right of self-determination?

That's quite an unenlightened and authoritarian position to hold.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 06:46 PM

10. US-positioned and supported right-wing fascist goblin, Hugo Banzer imported South Africans,

as well as many Europeans and gave them the land which belonged to Bolivians already living there:

COLONEL HUGO BANZER
President of Bolivia

In 1970, in Bolivia, when then-President Juan Jose Torres nationalized Gulf Oil properties and tin mines owned by US interests, and tried to establish friendly relations with Cuba and the Soviet Union, he was playing with fire. The coup to overthrow Torres, led by US-trained officer and Gulf Oil beneficiary Hugo Banzer, had direct support from Washington. When Banzer's forces had a breakdown in radio communications, US Air Force radio was placed at their disposal. Once in power, Banzer began a reign of terror. Schools were shut down as hotbeds of political subversive activity. Within two years, 2,000 people were arrested and tortured without trial. As in Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, the native Indians were ordered off their land and deprived of tribal identity. Tens-of-thousands of white South Africans were enticed to immigrate with promises of the land stolen from the Indians, with a goal of creating a white Bolivia. When Catholic clergy tried to aid the Indians, the regime, with CIA help, launched terrorist attacks against them, and this "Banzer Plan" became a model for similar anti-Catholic actions throughout Latin America.

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/US_ThirdWorld/dictators.html

Those racist scums living in Bolivia now, should not control the destiny of their country, nor should they control who has ownership of mineral, oil rights to the land under the surface.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 07:40 PM

11. So you likewise would deny the Falklanders the right of self-determination?

And justify it by a hyperventilated screed about Bolivia?

Such expressed distain and intolerance of immigrant rights is symptomatic of a teabagger mentality.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 08:53 PM

12. Europeans took the whole hemisphere from the native population. that is the history of the Americas

whats this have to do with the Falklands? there was no native population there.

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Response to ocpagu (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:01 PM

2. Really interesting, ocpagu. Hope Latam countries will stand firm, and the U.S. can't divide them.

That has always been the pattern in the past, but maybe it won't work this time, peeling away individual countries from the others so they are all weakened and dependent upon US friendship, afraid to displease a country with so many weapons at its disposal.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:54 PM

3. I am glad they are standing firm.

 

It's too bad they are standing firm on the issue of subjugating a free people who want nothing to do with Argentina, in spite of being UN memebers who ought to follow the UN's belief in the right of self determination.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. amen. how about a proposal from Argentina that the Falklands hold a plebiscite? not n/t

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:22 PM

5. you'll never get that

 

because Argentina knows exactly how it will turn it. They would rather colonize the place.

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Response to ocpagu (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:00 PM

6. Perhaps the US should annex Cuba

It's only 90 miles away, after all.

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Response to ocpagu (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 05:21 PM

8. Obama meets Santos following inconclusive Summit .

Obama meets Santos following inconclusive Summit .
Sunday, 15 April 2012 13:49 Adriaan Alsema

U.S. President Barack Obama met with his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos Sunday following the 6th Summit of the Americas held in the coastal city of Cartagena.

The official bilateral meeting followed a secretive summit in which the U.S. and Canada found strong opposition from Latin American countries regarding the North American countries' stance on drug trafficking, the Falkland islands and Cuba.

In his opening speech of the summit, Santos rejected the U.S. embargo on Cuba, a stance that found substantial support among his Latin American colleagues.

"All the countries here in Latin American and the Caribbean want Cuba to be present. But the United States won't accept," President Evo Morales of Bolivia told reporters late Saturday. "It's like a dictatorship."

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http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/23429-obama-meets-santos-following-unconclusive-summit.html

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