Uruguay rejects British warship heading for Malvinas to enter its port

Dec 14, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: People's Daily Online

The Uruguayan government has dismissed a request by a British warship, heading for the Malvinas Islands, to enter the port of Montevideo, Foreign Minister Reinaldo Cargano said Thursday. via People's Daily Online

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Eddie

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Dec 22, 2007
 

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As an uruguayan-u.s. citizen living in Salto Uruguay, I'm ashamed of the "new progresista" or Frente Amplio, government.Argentina is our 'boss', a simple phone call to Mr. Reinaldo Gargano made our country obey argentinian orders. We're not for many decades an independent country. The FA comunist influence has erroded our freedom to the point that we jump at the flick of Argentina, Brazil or frenteamplistas fingers. We have a good port, Montevideo, that we could have cruises to the Falkland Islands, instead we refuse to fuel a friendly ship from a friendly nation, England. Our country fueled and allowed repairs a nazi Germany war ship during WWII, the Graf Spee. Please England " forgive the uruguayan government,they are just lackeys"
Walt

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I was born in NY USA.
No por eso me olvido de donde vengo,aunque en el pasado y el presente hemos tenido problemas con nuestros hermanos.Las Malvinas son argentinas,politizando el conflicto no es moralmente adequado.England you don't belong there
Uruguay learned from the past that's why this time we did not let an evil imperial warship in our ports.
Uruguay will always stand firm right next to its brothers despite all our current political differences
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Montevideo, Uruguay

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Sep 19, 2009
 
evil imperial warship? That's amusing. You might be surprised to hear that most Argentinians actually living in the Falklands prefer it to stay in UK's hands. I wonder why that is? Ask yourself. What would Argentina do with the land or how would they manage it?
Walt wrote:
I was born in NY USA.
No por eso me olvido de donde vengo,aunque en el pasado y el presente hemos tenido problemas con nuestros hermanos.Las Malvinas son argentinas,politizando el conflicto no es moralmente adequado.England you don't belong there
Uruguay learned from the past that's why this time we did not let an evil imperial warship in our ports.
Uruguay will always stand firm right next to its brothers despite all our current political differences
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Greenfield Park, Canada

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Sep 20, 2010
 
Eddie STFU this is called brotherhood, countries that support each other for help. If you don't like it go live in the UK, oh sorry they probably don't want your a** there so STFU and live with it.
Pepe

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Eddie wrote "friendly nation"
what are you talking about those are the pirates of planet earth and you call them "friendly nation" ??
Why don't you go honor the queen you traitor :P
I can read

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Sep 20, 2010
 
Pepe wrote:
Eddie wrote "friendly nation"
what are you talking about those are the pirates of planet earth and you call them "friendly nation" ??
Why don't you go honor the queen you traitor :P
Ahhh yes. Obviously we're pirates because we drafted thousands of young boys into the army against their will, sent them on an invasion of sovereign territory poorly equipped and got loads of them killed.

Anyone who disagreed with that we'd kidnap in the middle of the night and kill quietly and discreetly, they became known as 'the disappeared'.

Oh wait, that was actually the Argie government and any argentinian should be extremely glad we kicked their asses in the falklands, thus destabalising the junta government and allowing the argentinain people a chance at true freedom.
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Montevideo, Uruguay

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Sep 20, 2010
 
"Oh wait, that was actually the Argie government and any argentinian should be extremely glad we kicked their asses in the falklands, thus destabalising the junta government and allowing the argentinain people a chance at true freedom"

Well said mate. They just need to open their eyes a little and see the reality.
You hit the nail right on it's head.

"Uruguay will always stand firm right next to its brothers despite all our current political differences "

That is quite amuzing. Frente Amplio now want to give all the educated, hard working middle classe's money to the poor who have no intention of working or studying.
No wonder the educated young people leave this country and the population never grows.

We need a complete parliamentary reform here in Uruguay. Maybe the Cuban way - dismiss 50% of the state employees. Finally Castro has done something right.
Pepe

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Sep 21, 2010
 
OMG this is so funny, look mate just accept that your country was formed by thiefs (aka pirates) stealing from the Spanish ships and continues that practice till today. Don't believe me, read wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire

"This effort was rebuffed and later, as the Anglo-Spanish Wars intensified, Elizabeth lent her blessing to further piratical raids against Spanish ports in the Americas and shipping that was returning across the Atlantic, laden with treasure from the New World.[9] "

Also Uruguay decides what to do and what not to do, however and despise the differences between Argentina and Uruguay, the government knows that they might disagree in some instances but overall they are united against external threats, same way NATO does, what's wrong with that.

Last but not least, I don't agree with war and regardless of who won or why where un-trained and poorly equipped soldiers sent, my point is war is useless and should be avoided at all costs, Argentina doesn't owe anything to UK and less that everything their democracy, but I agree with you that sending troops there was stupid and something ordered by a dictatorial government in place back in the day.

Anyway, no offense, just historical facts but as Kevin Butler says "you can't believe everything you read on the internet or I would be a Nigerian Millionaire by now"

Peace all and let's look into a better future for humanity. Don't blame Uruguay's government for supporting their brothers.
Pepe

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Sep 21, 2010
 
One more thing, I traveled around the world quite a lot and let me tell you people are very similar every place I go, even those called enemies do, like and wish the same things. Great leaders are those who can unite people towards a common goal. It's so simple to divide people and fight for selfish interests. In the end we are all together in this planet and if we can not leave in peace well maybe we don't deserve it.
I wish you all good and let's bring a better future for the next generations where war is a dark memory from the past.
Take care.
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Sep 21, 2010
 
Pepe wrote:
OMG this is so funny, look mate just accept that your country was formed by thiefs (aka pirates) stealing from the Spanish ships and continues that practice till today. Don't believe me, read wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire
"This effort was rebuffed and later, as the Anglo-Spanish Wars intensified, Elizabeth lent her blessing to further piratical raids against Spanish ports in the Americas and shipping that was returning across the Atlantic, laden with treasure from the New World.[9] "
Also Uruguay decides what to do and what not to do, however and despise the differences between Argentina and Uruguay, the government knows that they might disagree in some instances but overall they are united against external threats, same way NATO does, what's wrong with that.
Last but not least, I don't agree with war and regardless of who won or why where un-trained and poorly equipped soldiers sent, my point is war is useless and should be avoided at all costs, Argentina doesn't owe anything to UK and less that everything their democracy, but I agree with you that sending troops there was stupid and something ordered by a dictatorial government in place back in the day.
Anyway, no offense, just historical facts but as Kevin Butler says "you can't believe everything you read on the internet or I would be a Nigerian Millionaire by now"
Peace all and let's look into a better future for humanity. Don't blame Uruguay's government for supporting their brothers.
We still steal from spanish ships?

Wow. How good are pour intelligence services when even the internet doesn't have rumours about this. You'd think as a member of the EU and NATO, Spain might make some complaints about this.

Is this all the actions of the new world order or is it another one of the secret cabals that internet crazies tend to blame their delusions on?
Pepe

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Sep 21, 2010
 
Come on by "continues that practice till today" I mean stealing, I am sure neither UK or Spain are shipping boats full of gold like 400 years ago.

The good thing is that since that was your only critic you seem to agree with the rest of the message :)
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Sep 22, 2010
 
This is quite entertaining.

"our country was formed by thiefs (aka pirates) stealing from the Spanish ships "

The Spanish ships were the original pirates.

Spanish pirates were thriving on stealing gold from the Americas. Yes the British were also but not at the same level as the Spaniards.
We did take advantage and siege some of their findings. Now where is all their wealth? Spain is in tatters compared to UK.

"Argentina doesn't owe anything to UK "

The British arrived in the Americas and built the countries infrastructure, utilities, rails, etc etc. Even Penarol football club was founded by the British. The British hospital here in Uruguay is still considered to be the best and the British schools here are one of the top educational facilities.
So have a think about your statement.
Pepe

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Sep 22, 2010
 
You have a good historical background but you are also missing a few facts, when I say "Argentina doesn't owe anything to UK" I stand correct, since Penarol is a soccer team from Uruguay, Uruguayan hospitals and education ? I am talking about Argentina not Uruguay.
And yes you are right the rails were built by the UK in Argentina but it was a business transaction where the profit of those investments were guaranteed for more than 50 years so it's just business not charity.
On the other hand when you say that Spain was a thief before UK you are 110% right, that doesn't mean that back in the day a thief who stole from another thief has high moral standards, does it?
Guest

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Sep 23, 2010
 
Yes I went off track a little but argentina and uruguay have very similar influences from the British.

Really it's irrelevant if it's business or charity.
The infrastructure created still has do be appreciated whether charity or business.
Pepe

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Sep 23, 2010
 
Now we are talking. Anyway thanks for making this an interesting topic of discussion. History is history and we can only change the present and the future and I am sure neither you or me had anything to do with the past. However let's hope that both nations (UK and Argentina) evolve into a more pacific and mature negotiation in the future for the good of everyone.
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vendaval

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Nov 11, 2010
 
Do not forget that pragmatic Uruguay is a member of Mercosur and as such should and shall stick to others.
Business is business. Uruguay could loose far more by antagonizing the bigger neighbour - Argentina is her second biggest trading partner and Britain is not able offer that much...
Joe

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Apr 9, 2012
 
vendaval wrote:
Do not forget that pragmatic Uruguay is a member of Mercosur and as such should and shall stick to others.
Business is business. Uruguay could loose far more by antagonizing the bigger neighbour - Argentina is her second biggest trading partner and Britain is not able offer that much...
What about Isla Martin Garcia (Lat 3411'S, Long 5815'W)? It is undoubtedly on the Uruguayan side of the mid-stream of the Rio de la Plata.

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