Cristina Kirchner: “We are just asking to sit and talk about the Malvinas/Falklands”



New York, June 14, 2012


The President, Cristina Kirchner, addressed the Decolonization Committee to urge the UK to negotiate with Argentina over sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands.

I, Mr. President, I am the granddaughter of Spanish. Our country, composed of European migration flows in the late nineteenth and twentieth century, and after South American migration flows make us a nation quite cosmopolitan and respectful of rights.

What’s more, more English live on the continent than Islands [Malvinas]. And two of every 3 people there, are military. 

We even prisoners had in the Falklands, not just population. Before we were independent, there had been 32 Spanish governors in the islands. And we all know how it divided the world and what happened when we became independent territories. That story brings us today.

We are not asking to give us reason to say that the Malvinas are Argentine. We are asking to sit and talk. Can anyone refusing to sit down and talk and then say champion of human rights?

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