Sunday, 23 September 2012

Propaganda Coin

The Argentine Central Bank has issued a new 2 Pesos Coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentine troops. The reverse bears the name MALVINAS - Argentina's name for the Falkland Islands - and the date 1833, which is when Great Britain is supposed to have stolen the islands. As one wag put it "You can tell a country is in deep trouble when it commemorates a military defeat". The coin is part of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's dishonest propaganda to claim the Falklands for Argentina. She fancies herself as another Margaret Thatcher, but she's 30 years too late. The Central Bank also issued a 100 pesos bill to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Duarte de PerĂ³n, who is still much loved in Argentina and abroad, thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evita. 100 pesos for Eva Peron and 2 pesos for Cristina Kirchner says it all (CLICK).


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