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March 11, 2013

Falkland Islands to world: We love being British!

  • 99.8% the percentage of Falkland Islanders that voted to keep their status as a British island, rather than agree that the islands should be controlled by Argentina, which has longed claimed the island was theirs. (Argentina declared the vote a farce and publicity stunt.) To give you an idea of how dramatic this vote is, let’s put it another way—just three people voted against British rule. The island’s inhabitants are hoping to sway countries who have stayed neutral on the sovereignty issue, including the U.S., to take a stance on the issue favoring their interests. Argentina claims that the islands were illegally taken from them by British forces in 1833. source
23:07 // 1 year ago
January 3, 2013
Argentina’s Latest Plea for the Falkland Islands
Here’s a trouble-stirring letter sent by Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner to British Prime Minister David Cameron. If you’ll remember, the U.K. maintains control of the Falkland Islands, which the country gained control of 180 years ago and Kirchner calls the Malvinas Islands. 31 years ago, the two countries went to war over the land, with the U.K. winning. British officials claim that the island’s residents have chosen to be British.

Argentina’s Latest Plea for the Falkland Islands

Here’s a trouble-stirring letter sent by Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner to British Prime Minister David Cameron. If you’ll remember, the U.K. maintains control of the Falkland Islands, which the country gained control of 180 years ago and Kirchner calls the Malvinas Islands. 31 years ago, the two countries went to war over the land, with the U.K. winning. British officials claim that the island’s residents have chosen to be British.

8:42 // 1 year ago
May 9, 2012
While Obama was announcing his support for gay marriage, Argentina was formalizing rights for transgender adults to get publicly-funded sexual reassignment surgical procedures, hormone therapy and ID changes. Top that, America. (photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

While Obama was announcing his support for gay marriage, Argentina was formalizing rights for transgender adults to get publicly-funded sexual reassignment surgical procedures, hormone therapy and ID changes. Top that, America. (photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

21:19 // 1 year ago
February 22, 2012

Deadly Argentina train station crash kills dozens, injures hundreds

  • 40+ people reported killed in a train crash at Buenos Aries’ busy Once station, a major terminus
  • 550+ people reported injured in the crash, blamed on a brake failure which happened during rush hour source

» The second major crash in six months: In September, another major crash on Argentina’s rail lines killed seven and injured 214 as a train crashed into a bus. This crash sounds even worse, with word that many are still stuck in debris awaiting rescue. More as we get it.

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11:33 // 2 years ago
February 8, 2012

Falkland Islands still major sticking point for Britain, Argentina 30 years later

  • 1982 The United Kingdom went to war with Argentina over possession of the Falkland Islands, a land of roughly 3,000 people fairly close to Antartica, claimed to be possessed by each country. The war, which killed hundreds on each side, ended without a resolution of the islands’ ownership, but the two countries later rebuilt their diplomatic relationship.
  • 2012 As the 30th anniversary of the war approaches, the two countries are arguing about the Falklands again, with Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez accusing Britain of ”militarizing the South Atlantic” and promising to complain to the United Nations, and British PM David Cameron saying that ”The people of the Falklands choose to be British.” source

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11:31 // 2 years ago
November 2, 2010


Leading futurist Ross Dawson has a message for you print jockeys out there: Find another medium that doesn’t involve dead trees. The dude created a handy-dandy chart explaining how we won’t read newspapers in the U.S. in another seven years. But on the plus side, if you’re a member of the Argentinian press, your papers will still be relevant into 2039. Food for thought. Plus this guy is a futurist which means he can see into the futureeeeeeeeeeee. oooh. sourceFuturist Ross Dawson: Newspapers dead in the U.S. by 2017

Leading futurist Ross Dawson has a message for you print jockeys out there: Find another medium that doesn’t involve dead trees. The dude created a handy-dandy chart explaining how we won’t read newspapers in the U.S. in another seven years. But on the plus side, if you’re a member of the Argentinian press, your papers will still be relevant into 2039. Food for thought. Plus this guy is a futurist which means he can see into the futureeeeeeeeeeee. oooh. source

10:08 // 3 years ago