Over the last few days there has been some controversy over an advert that the Argentinian government has put out on national television to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas war. The advert is also strangely promoting the Argentinian olympic team at the same time.
See the advert here:
I am not usually a fan of using loaded words such as propaganda, but I feel that in this case it is justified because of the nature of the content of this advert. While I definitely sympathise with the issue, this kind of trite nationalism turns my stomach. How this type of action will help in Kirchner’s fight to regain the islands, I have no idea. I would think that her constant bashing on about the issue will only raise expectations in Argentina, and they are expectations that she has no realistic chance of fulfuling.