domingo, 4 de marzo de 2012

Malvinas belong to Argentina

Ofrecemos a continuación algunas notas referidas a Malvinas, desde el diario británico The Telegraph. Las proponemos en el idioma original, ya que queremos contribuir a difundir el carácter global de la causa de soberanía y liberación del uno de los enclaves coloniales en américa latina.

Next we offer some articles about Malvinas issue, they had been published on the british newspaper The Telegraph. We propose them on the original language, because we want to spread the global character of a sovereignity and liberation cause about one of colonial enclaves in latin america.


Morrissey: Falklands belong to Argentina

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey has waded into the row over the Falklands telling the audience at an Argentinian gig that the islands "belong to you".
The singer, who counts David Cameron among his fans, made the remarks during a concert in Cordoba on Thursday.
He said: "You know of course the Malvinas Islands, everybody knows they belong to Argentina so please do not blame the British people, we know the islands belong to you".
He is the latest in a line of celebrities to voice their opinion amid heightened tensions between Britain and Argentina over the islands, which led to the two nations going to war in 1982.
Earlier this week, former Pink Floyd star Roger Waters said the islands should belong to Argentina, according to a TV presenter who interviewed him.
Chilean host Amaro Gomez-Pablos claimed 68-year-old Waters made the comments in an interview.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Britain should return Falklands to Argentina

Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has reportedly stated that Britain should return the Falkland Islands, saying "Las Malvinas belong to Argentina".
In an interview with Chilean television, Waters, who is on tour in South America, allegedly said he was "as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past ... When we were out raping and plundering and stealing".
The reported comments came as Argentina's industry minister called for all British imports to be banned as tensions escalate between the two countries ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.
A journalist for the Chilean TVN state channel claimed Waters had made the comments during an exclusive interview on Tuesday. Amaro Gómez-Pablos tweeted: "Roger Waters was categorical: Las Malvinas belong to Argentina."
"My view is that certainly it saved Margaret Thatcher's political career at the time at the cost of a great many Argentine and British lives, which disgusted me then and still does now. I was never a huge fan of Margaret Thatcher."
Pink Floyd's twelfth album, The Final Cut, was heavily influenced by the Falklands conflict, with several critical references to Baroness Thatcher.
The introductory track, The Post War Dream, includes the line "Oh Maggie, Maggie, what have we done?" - an apparent reference to the sinking of the Belgrano, which left 368 Argentine sailors dead.
Earlier this month, Hollywood actor Sean Penn stated that Britain's stance over the Falklands was "colonialist, ludicrous and archaic," calling the Duke of Cambridge's deployment to the disputed islands "unthinkable".
In a move that has heightened tensions between the two countries, Industry Ministry Debora Giorgi met at least 20 business leaders who import British goods, suggesting they replace British suppliers with those that respect Argentina's "sovereignty claims and resources," according to the ministry.
"The government is sending a message to those who still use colonialism as a way to gain access to others' natural resources," the source said.
Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman Steve Field said on Wednesday it is "very sad that Argentina continues with their approach of confrontation, not co-operation".
He says Britain is a major importer of Argentinian goods, and warns that hostility is "not in Argentina's economic interests".

Argentina prevents British cruise ships from docking

Argentina has fuelled diplomatic tensions with Britain by preventing two cruise ships from docking at one of its ports following a visit to the Falkland Islands.
It is believed to be the first time that passenger ships have been refused entry to the country and the move immediately prompted criticism from the Foreign Office.
The P&O ship Adonia and the Princess Cruises’ Star Princess had arrived off Tierra Del Fuego, on the country's southern tip, but were told by the local port authorities that they were not permitted to berth at Ushuaia.
Both had docked at Port Stanley, in the Falklands, on Saturday.
The development comes amid increasing anger between Britain and Argentina over sovereignty of the islands, heightened in part by last month’s arrival of the Duke of Cambridge as well as the impending 30th anniversary of the conflict.
The Foreign Office said it was “very concerned” that the cruise ships, both operated by the Carnival Group, had been refused access to the port.
“There can be no justification for interference in free and legitimate commerce,” a spokeswoman added.
“British diplomats in Argentina are urgently seeking to clarify the circumstances surrounding this incident, and we are in contact with the company concerned.”
A Foreign Office source said: “Argentina has previously put in place measures aimed at disrupting shipping in the area, including restrictions on Falkand’s flagged vessels or requirements for those transiting through Falkland Island waters.
“What is not clear is if this is a new stricter implementation of those measures or a one off, which is why our diplomats in Argentina are seeking clarification.”
Jane Archer, the Daily Telegraph’s cruise correspondent who is on board the 77,500 ton Adonia, said that passengers were alerted to the problem when the captain broadcast a message throughout the ship at around 7am local time.
“He said the port authorities would not allow us to dock, solutely refusing, even though the port agents were asked to negotiate on our behalf,” she said.
“It was quite a shock and surprise. one expected it to happen, there was no inkling of this at all. A lot of people have paid a lot of money for this trip and are asking each other, why on earth shouldn’t we go to the Falklands? It is the people of Ushuaia who lose out as they were about to have around 3,500 passengers embarking. The general attitude is, it’s their loss.”
She said other passengers had disclosed that when the ship docked in Buenos Aires last Sunday, the Argentinean authorities had been “deliberately slow” at clearing it, meaning the process had taken five hours.
The Argentine government has escalated its rhetoric over the disputed sovereignty of the islands, which it calls the Malvinas, in recent weeks, accusing Britain of an "act of provocation and aggression" by sending the Duke there on a six-week tour of duty as an RAF search and rescue pilot.
It also accused Britain of "militarising" the South Atlantic with its decision to send the state-of-the art naval war ship HMS Dauntless to the area and earlier this month said it would appeal to the United Nations to negotiate the issue of sovereignty.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has already banned ships which fly the Falklands flag from using the ports of Argentina and its South American allies and has also threatened to halt the weekly flight from Chile to Port Stanley, its main connection with the outside world, by banning it from flying through her country’s airspace.
Sean Penn, the Hollywood actor, has repeatedly criticised British actions over the disputed archipelago, which he has described as "colonialist, ludicrous and archaic".
It has been suggested that a mini task force would be sent to defend the Falklands if Argentina threatened to invade again, which would involve ships being sent from Plymouth and others diverted from patrols in the Caribbean and off the African coast.
The Ministry of Defence has played down any notions of a conflict, insisting that its emphasis is on “deterrents and defending” and that Argentina poses no credible threat.
But a team of Special Forces troops, including at least 20 servicemen from the Special Boat Service and Special Air Service, is said to be on the South Atlantic archipelago to assess and counter any potential danger, particularly any risk posed to the Duke of Cambridge.
The Duke reportedly has an armed close protection unit. including soldiers from the Royal Military Police, on standby.
A P&O spokesman said the Adonia was now sailing towards its next port of call, Punta Arenas in Chile. The ship is on an 87-night South America Adventure which departed Southampton on January 13.
The Star Princess, which embarked on a 14-night cruise in Rio de Janeiro on March 18, is headed for the same destination.


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