Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina slams UK over 'colonialist' comments
Argentina’s president has hit back at British prime minister David Cameron’s claims that her government has “colonialist” aims on the Falkland Islands.
She concentrated much of her speech at Mr Cameron, who angered Argentines while she was away by accusing them of having “colonialist” attitudes toward the Falklands.
“I heard they’re calling us colonialist. ... One is always tempted to respond, but I think it’s better to avoid it. When they say these things it’s exactly because they don’t have reasons or arguments,” she said.
Mr Cameron outraged many in Argentina last week when he accused the country of having a "colonialist" attitude over the disputed islands.
Protesters marched on the British embassy in Buenos Aires on Friday, burning the Union flag, and demanding that diplomatic ties with London be severed.
1. Argentina hits back over Falklands - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 26, 2012
2. BBC News - Argentina's Fernandez attacks UK 'nonsense' on Falklands