British ships banned from docking in Buenos Aires

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Tony

United States

#1 Aug 5, 2012
British ships banned from docking in Buenos Aires

Ships flying the British ensign have been banned from docking in Argentina's largest province under a new law passed yesterday.

By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires

6:20AM BST 03 Aug 2012

The legislature of Buenos Aires province voted to prohibit vessels sailing under the British flag from “mooring, loading or carrying out logistical operations” in any of its ports.

The bill was brought forward by Patricia Cubría, a deputy belonging to President Cristina Kirchner’s Front for Victory coalition.

It was nicknamed ‘Gaucho Rivero’ after Antonio Rivero, nicknamed the ‘Gaucho’, an Argentine cowboy who led an uprising in the Falkland Islands against the British in 1833.

“He fought so that the Argentine flag could fly in the Falklands,” Ms Cubría said.

The law is designed to hinder British ships involved in oil exploration in waters belonging to the islands and will be seen as the latest in a series of provocations in the run up to the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Buenos Aires province is the largest in Argentina and is home to nearly 40 per cent of the country's population as well as its most important ports.

Last year the South American trading bloc Mercosur – which includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay – decided to shut its ports to ships flying the Falklands flag.

The Argentine government began legal action in June against five British exploration companies operating around the Falklands.

Ships linked to British military or logistical activity are also banned by the law.

“It is a tool that continues our fight for the sovereignty and natural resources of the Malvinas [the name for the islands in Spanish],” Ms Cubría said.

Last year, two ships, thought to be British and headed to the Falklands in search of oil, docked in the port of La Plata, close to the city of Buenos Aires, sparking mass protests.

It was later revealed they were Norwegian vessels contracted by Argentina.

In December, countries belonging to South American trade bloc Mercosur closed their ports to ships flying the Falklands flag.

Two P&O cruise liners were also banned from docking in Argentina in February after they visited the islands.

The British embassy in Buenos Aires did not immediately return a request for comment.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/sou...

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All of the countries of Latin America should work together as a team in order to support Argentina, and every nation in Latin America should ban British ships from docking at their ports!

Ireland and Spain should also join with Argentina, and should ban British ships from docking at their ports!

The Malvinas Islands must return to Argentina, the Rock of Gibraltar must return to Spain, and Northern Ireland must return to Ireland! RIGHT NOW! It is time for some teamwork! Latin America, Ireland, and Spain must join together as a team with Argentina.

SERIOUSLY, NOW IS THE TIME FOR TEAMWORK!

Salute,

Tony V.

Since: Aug 12

Melbourne, Australia

#2 Aug 6, 2012
I think the people of the Falklands want English rule rather than Argentinan rule Tony.
Tony

United States

#3 Aug 6, 2012
Nicole-A wrote:
I think the people of the Falklands want English rule rather than Argentinan rule Tony.
It is called the Malvinas Islands, not the Falklands, and the British put their people on the islands and the British would not allow people from Argentina to live there, so the people who live on the islands are British, and that is why the people of the Malvinas Islands support the British. If people from Argentina were allowed to live in the Malvinas Islands then the people of Argentina would want Argentina rule.

Here is a thread about it all on the Washington Post Topix forum...

http://www.topix.com/forum/com/wpo/TGQS24J9E2...
Tony

United States

#4 Aug 6, 2012
Italy supports Argentina. Other nations must support Argentina as well. It is time for some teamwork.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Italian lawmakers support Argentina in Malvinas sovereignty claim

Forty-eight Italian senators and lawmakers expressed their public support for Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands.

Link...

http://buenosairesherald.com/article/100833/i...

Since: Aug 12

Cobbitty, Australia

#5 Aug 6, 2012
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
It is called the Malvinas Islands, not the Falklands, and the British put their people on the islands and the British would not allow people from Argentina to live there, so the people who live on the islands are British, and that is why the people of the Malvinas Islands support the British. If people from Argentina were allowed to live in the Malvinas Islands then the people of Argentina would want Argentina rule.
Here is a thread about it all on the Washington Post Topix forum...
http://www.topix.com/forum/com/wpo/TGQS24J9E2...
Oh the drama.
Tony

Yorba Linda, CA

#6 Aug 15, 2012
Britain warns Ecuador it could enter embassy to get Assange

By Eduardo Garcia and Maria Golovnina

QUITO/LONDON | Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:27pm EDT

(Reuters)- Britain on Wednesday warned Ecuador that it could raid its London embassy if Quito does not hand over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been taking refuge at the mission since mid-June.

In Quito, the Ecuadorean government said that any such action would be considered a violation of its sovereignty a "hostile and intolerable act."

"Under British law we can give them a weeks' notice before entering the premises and the embassy will no longer have diplomatic protection," a Foreign Office spokesman said. "But that decision has not yet been taken. We are not going to do this overnight. We want to stress that we want a diplomatically agreeable solution."

In Quito, the government bristled at the threat and said it would announce its decision on Assange's asylum request on Thursday at 7 a.m.(1200 GMT).

"We want to be very clear, we're not a British colony. The colonial times are over," Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said in an angry statement after a meeting with President Rafael Correa.

"The move announced in the official British statement, if it happens, would be interpreted by Ecuador as an unfriendly, hostile and intolerable act, as well as an attack on our sovereignty, which would force us to respond in the strongest diplomatic way," Patino told reporters.

Ecuador, whose government is part of a left-leaning bloc of nations in South America, called for meetings of regional foreign ministers and the hemispheric Organization of American States to rally support in its complaint against Britain.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/15/us-...

Latin America needs to unite against England, and Spain and Ireland need to join with Latin America against England.

Since: Aug 12

Faridabad, India

#7 Aug 17, 2012
It is known as the Malvinas Destinations, not the Falklands, and the English put their individuals on hawaii and the English would not allow individuals from Argentina to stay there, so the individuals who stay on hawaii are English, and that is why the individuals of the Malvinas Destinations assistance the English.
Flyawayjames

UK

#9 Aug 22, 2012
jamesfly wrote:
It is known as the Malvinas Destinations, not the Falklands, and the English put their individuals on hawaii and the English would not allow individuals from Argentina to stay there, so the individuals who stay on hawaii are English, and that is why the individuals of the Malvinas Destinations assistance the English.
The biggest amount of crap I have ever heard! Ha ha ha ha stop with the jokes

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