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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:09 PM

 

Argentina attacks Falkland Islands referendum

It's too bad Kirchner does not believe in the right of self determination

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/9815908/Argentina-attacks-Falkland-Islands-referendum.html

Argentine vice president Amado Boudou criticised the involvement of British "territorial pirates" after a poll date of March 10-11 was announced by the Falkland Islands Government.
"A referendum in which the colonists will take part, the descendants of those who evicted the true inhabitants of those islands, means a disrespect to intelligence and to national and international law," Mr Boudou said on Sunday.
"No brand of pirates will get hold of the sovereignty and dignity of the Argentine Republic," added Mr Boudou, who ha been in charge of the executive during President Cristina Kirchner's trip to Asia.
Falkland Islanders go to the polls on March 10-11 when they are widely expected to affirm their desire to remain with Britain.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:13 PM

1. about kirchner

 

from wikipedia:

"Fernández was born in Ringuelet, a suburb west of La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, daughter of Eduardo Fernández (of Spanish heritage) and Ofelia Esther Wilhelm (of German descent)."


So, in other words, the Falklanders have been in the Falklands longer than her relatives have been in Argentina. Perhaps she should give up her land (and her 20-something million dollar fortune that nobody knows where it came from).

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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:01 AM

2. I seem to recall Argentina does not have much of an indigenous population

Ethnic groups
white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%

http://www.indexmundi.com/argentina/demographics_profile.html

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