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Chris Patten

London – Democratic elections cannot be described as competitions aimed at revealing which candidates tell the unvarnished truth. Most politicians try to avoid telling outright lies; they bob and weave like prizefighters when faced with questions that might ensnare them in outright mendacity. But they invariably exaggerate what they have to offer, as well as the perils that would result should their opponents win.

The Argentine State Secretary for Affairs Relating to the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Surrounding Maritime Areas has met members of the diplomatic community and the press at the Argentine Embassy in Addis Abeba on Wednesday. The State Secretary, Ambassador Daniel Filmus urged governments in the African continent to support Argentina’s attempt to reclaim the Malvinas Islands from the United Kingdom.