Here’s the Social Development Minister’s tweet that started it all,
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May 2017 find us united, building a more inclusive country with equal opportunity for all.”
— Carolina Stanley (@CaroStanley) December 31, 2016
People threw a Twitter snit because the map does not include Antartica and the Falkland Islands:
The oversight could not have come at a worse date. January 3 marks the 184th anniversary of the British occupation of the archipelago, and a public event is planned at Plaza de Mayo, where war veterans and nationalist groups typically converge each year.
On the political front, the situation is not the best either. In September, Argentina and the UK signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for commercial flights to the islands from the continent, and opening the door to hydrocarbon exploration in the area.
But Elisa Carrió, a congresswoman and former presidential candidate, said that the deal to improve the situation of islanders is in violation of sovereignty claims, and threatened to launch political trials against any high-ranking officials who sign such treaties without consulting with Congress first.
The people in charge of running the ministry’s official account have apologized. I still harbor a faint hope that the Social Development Minister is a realist.