Argentina

Argentine Ambassador to the UK Alicia Castro has been in talks with Welsh MPs to organize a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers in Patagonia in 2015. Talks broke down, though, once it was revealed that the ambassador was attempting to find support in the argentine claim to the Falkland Islands. Argentine President Christina Kirchner met with Pope Francis in in Rome for a private lunch to mend the previously tumultuous relationship between the two. (March 27, 2013 Merco Press; March 27, 2013 Guardian UK)