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“Hands off the Falklands,” Times of London tells Argentina

The war of words continues between Britain and Argentina over Britain’s oil exploitation off the coast of the contested Falkland Islands. WEDNESDAY, 24th FEBRUARY, 2010

 

The Argentine daily La Nacion reports on the ‘strong support” from 33 Latin American and Carribean nations for Argentina’s claim of sovereignty over “Las Malvinas” (as the Falkland Islands are known in Argentina).
 
Cristina Kirchner launched a “swinging attack” on Britain at a summit in Mexico yesterday. The Argentine daily La Nacion reports on the ‘strong support” from 33 Latin American and Carribean nations for Argentina’s claim of sovereignty over “Las Malvinas” (as the Falkland Islands are known in Argentina).
 
There are believed to be billions of barrels of recoverable oil in and around the Falklands which Britain is beginning to exploit, much to the ire of Argentina.
 
In the UK, The Sun relays Hugo Chavez’s contribution to the debate: “Crackpot leader Hugo Chavez last night launched a rant at the Queen as the Falklands oilfield row ramped up.”
 
“Look, England, how long are you going to be in Las Malvinas? Queen of England, I’m talking to you!”
 
Chavez continued, “The time for empires are over, haven’t you noticed? Return the Malvinas to the Argentine people.”
 
Meanwhile, this morning’s editorial in The London Times reads simply, “Hands Off!”
 
“Argentina’s saber-rattling is self-defeating. The Falkland Islands are British, inhabited by British citizens, and will remain so”, says the paper
 
Other stories in today’s international papers:
 
La Tribune: “Twitter is changing the world”
 
International Herald Tribune: “Elite Twitter squad sent on a mission to Russia”
 
International Herald Tribune: “If there was a gold medal for hair”
 
The Root: “Black Folks We'd Like To Remove From Black History”
 
 
 
 

 

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