We must not give up! Argentina slams “British colonialists” in the Falklands dispute.
In its latest salvo, Argentina has slammed “British colonialists,” potentially starting a major conflict over the Falklands.
Argentina and the United Kingdom have long disputed sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, which Buenos Aires refers to as Islas Malvinas. Following the United Kingdom’s victory in the Falklands War in 1983, the islands were granted full British citizenship. However, the governor of Tierra del Fuego, Gustavo Melella, has expressed his displeasure with a new “pro-British movement” and a segment of the Argentine opposition.
He attacked the campaign, alleging that it was attempting to “normalize the occupation” of “our land.”
“I want to declare my disapproval of the development of the ‘pro-British’ campaign by a segment of the opposition, which is against our country’s sovereign rights over the Malvinas and the South Atlantic Islands,” Mr Melella wrote on Twitter.
“These declarations reply to an opposition sector’s pro-British stance, which is linked to Macri’s policy of attempting to normalize the occupation of our territory by claiming a surrender policy.
“The Argentine people are adamant that the Malvinas belong to their country, and for residents of Tierra del Fuego in particular, this patriotic cause is in our blood.
“We must unify in the face of this rightward advance so that we do not experience the ravages of a foreign policy at the service of colonialism once more.”
Former President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, who now leads the Republican Proposal Party, answered that this was not the movement’s goal.
Mr Melella could not provide any specific instances of those he believes are currently “pro-British.”
He did, however, make a reference to recent remarks made by Sabrina Ajmechet, a National Assembly candidate.
She drew outrage last month when social media users discovered an old post from her asserting that “Malvinas do not exist.”
“The conviction that the Malvinas are Argentine is irrational and emotional,” she wrote in a tweet.
“The historical evidence contradicts that.”
Similarly, Patricia Bullrich, the chairwoman of the Republican Proposal, stated on television that Argentina may hand over the Malvinas Islands in exchange for Pfizer vaccines.
Last Thursday, Beatriz Sarlo, an Argentine literary and cultural critic, added to the debate.
“When people say the Malvinas Islands belong to Argentina, they don’t think about it for a second.”Brinkwire Summary News”.