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Posted on 03/20/2012 9:33:40 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
Peru cancels visit by British frigate over Falkland Islands
Peru has cancelled an upcoming visit by a Royal Navy frigate to the country as tensions between Britain and Latin America mount over the Falkland Islands.
HMS Montrose was scheduled to dock at Peru's El Callao naval base this week, but the visit has been cancelled by Peru in a show of solidarity with Argentina. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has criticised Britains territorial rights to the Falkland Islands, known in Latin America as the Malvinas.
The dispute comes ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war in April, which saw Argentine forces invade and occupy the islands before British troops managed to successfully recapture the region. During the conflict 255 members of the British forces were killed, as well 649 Argentine military personnel and three resident islanders.
Evoking the spirit of Latin American solidarity, Rafael Roncagliolo, the Peruvian foreign minister, told news agency Andina Peru that Argentina has legitimate rights to dominion over the Falkands.
This decision has been taken in the spirit of Latin American solidarity commitments undertaken in the framework of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) with regard to the legitimate rights of Argentina in the sovereignty dispute over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding waters, Mr Roncagliolo said.
Just days ago, British Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne was in Peru to reaffirm the UK's commitment to working on political and business-related issues, according to the Foreign office website.
A Foreign Office spokesman expressed the UKs regret over the issue, but stressed that this was an isolated case.
Our relationship with Peru is much broader than this single issue, but we regret Peru has taken this decision without taking the opportunity to
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HMS Montrose was set to dock in Lima's port of Callao for a friendly visit Photo: Alamy
Argentina: Refuge of nazis.
When the shooting starts this time, the Brits need to “Break Windows” in Argentina and force a surrender that settle this once and for all.
In the old days, the Brits would’ve sailed into the bay, dispatched the Redcoats and hung the mayor, the governor and the king or the president. I’m not much for the Redcoats, but this would certain end the Falkland Islands thing in a hurry.
Ban imports of Peruvian coffee and get their Allies to do the same.
What “Allies” would that be?
Companies of other nations had purchased exclusive control of most manufacturing and agricultural businesses in Argentina from socialist (fascist) government there. We saw the result of that paradigm in Argentina. It appears that residents of South America will be enforcing the Monroe Doctrine themselves before long, as globalism becomes more dangerous for its benefactors.
Only decent thing to come from Peru was Paddington Bear.
“Ban imports of Peruvian coffee and get their Allies to do the same.”
... or have the Royal Navy syncronize swim team perform.
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