December 20, 2014
Argentina lives a 'second independence'
The Argentine ambassador to the United Kingdom marked the country’s Independence Day in London yesterday renewing calls to resume dialogue with the European nation over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands. Alicia Castro also welcomed the support of allies to Argentina in its current dispute against vulture funds.
Addressing around 400 guests at Argentina’s residence in London, Ms. Castro said the South American country was going through “a second independence.”
“Today we are living – along with our President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – a second independence. We have reached levels of unity and regional integration that have no records with organizations such as the UNASUR and the CELAC,” the ambassador said urging nationals to defend Argentina’s sovereignty and Latin American unity.
In her message, Castro praised as well the support for Argentina’s dialogue position assuring “all the International community backs us in this call for dialogue and for a peaceful resolution of the sovereignty controversy.”
In weeks when the legal dispute between Buenos Aires and holdout creditors suing the country over its defaulted bonds has strongly reached the international spotlight, Alicia Castro also welcomed the solidarity of “organizations, unions, figures and more than a hundred of British PMs” that have closed ranks behind Argentina “against vulture funds, condemning the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States rejecting to hear Argentina’s appeal case.”