Stories for 2012
As the Falkland Islands commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands, a seventh generation Islander explains the significance of Liberation Day to the people of the Falklands.
Brazilian former president Lula da Silva was hospitalized Wednesday night for a check up and to remove a catheter at Sao Paulo’s state of the art Sirio-Libanes Hospital, reported medical sources.
US consumer prices fell by 0.3% in May, the biggest monthly fall in more than three years, due largely to a sharp drop in petrol prices. Petrol prices fell 6.8%, while food prices were unchanged, the Labour Department said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed pressure for Germany, Europe's most powerful economy, to underwrite debt or guarantee bank deposits in the euro zone.
UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has spoken of his admiration for the Falkland Islands people on the thirtieth anniversary of the conclusion of the Falklands conflict.
“Our resolve to support the Falkland Islanders has not wavered in the last thirty years and it will not in the years ahead”, said British Prime Minister David Cameron in an brief official statement on the 30th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands, 14 June.
London’ AIM quoted international services group Falkland Islands Holdings has raised eight million pounds following a subscription for shares by Blackfish Capital, an investment fund, reported the company in a release.
Reacting to the massive media campaign displayed by Argentina, UK UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant revealed that it was President Cristina Fernandez who requested US the Decolonization Committee to schedule the annual discussion of the Falklands/Malvinas status on the anniversary of Britain’s victory 14 June 1982.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández called on the UK to “give peace a chance” in an advertisement article published Thursday on British, Indian and Russian newspapers ahead of her presentation later in the day before the UN Decolonization Committee demanding sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
By Alicia Castro - Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the war in the South Atlantic, but the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the UK goes back 179 years. It dates from the time that Great Britain – in much the same way it invaded Buenos Aires in 1806 and 1807 without success – invaded and took the Malvinas by force in 1833. In this lengthy historical process, the events of 1982 are the most regrettable.