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Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:46 PM

Argentina deports British journalist ahead of WTO conference

Source: Guardian


Sally Burch included on list of 63 journalists and NGO officials banned from December meeting over ‘security concerns’

Uki Gońi in Buenos Aires
Saturday 9 December 2017 14.00 EST


A British journalist has been deported from Argentina after the government included her in a list of 63 people who are prohibited from attending the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, which takes place in Buenos Aires on 10-13 December.

At the capital’s Ezeiza international airport, shortly before being placed by authorities on a flight back to Ecuador, where she lives, Sally Burch said: “I’m a British journalist and I’m being rejected entry to Argentina.”

Also deported on Thursday was Norwegian activist Petter Titland, head of the NGO Attac Norge, who was placed on a plane to Brazil shortly after he arrived from Norway to attend the WTO conference.

Argentina has cited security concerns to justify blocking the entry of formerly accredited journalists and NGO officials.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/09/argentina-deports-british-journalist-ahead-of-wto-conference

LBN:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141935514

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/09/argentina-deports-british-journalist-ahead-of-wto-conference

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 09:08 PM

1. Macri and Cheeto have a lot in common.

They love slick hucksters and fast women - but hate just about everyone else.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 10:30 PM

2. Every nation has the right to refuse entry or accredation. Look at America and Muslims being

given a blanket 6 nation ban. Glass houses...

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 12:31 AM

3. True - but in this case Macri is doing it to stifle dissent (and to kiss WTO butt).

Many of those banned are active in money laundering observation and abatement - a topic which hits just a little to close to home for him.

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