Stories for 2012
First Argentine invasion plan of Falklands in the sixties included shipping all Islanders to Montevideo
Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentine forces which erupted into a full blown conflict with the UK that ended 74 days later with the complete unconditional surrender of the invading forces.
Pope Benedict urged Cubans to search for authentic freedom and met with revolutionary icon Fidel Castro as he wrapped up a visit in which he said Cuba must change.
The Argentine Ambassador to the US, Jorge Argüello, assured on Wednesday that despite reactions to trade barriers put up this week by the US to Argentina, there was “nothing to worry about” regarding the relationship between the countries.
“Malvinas and the Spaniards (‘gallegos’) are always to blame” warned UK PM David Cameron to his peer Mariano Rajoy when they met in London over a month ago to talk bilateral issues and the growing irritation caused to both countries by Argentina with its claims over Falklands’ sovereignty and natural resources.
The Falkland Islands expressed disappointment with six Nobel Prize winners who urged the UK government to open sovereignty negotiations with Argentina over the Islands but seem to by pass the right of Islanders to self determination.
Three major US retailers announced that they have pledged not to stock endangered Antarctic toothfish. According to an article published by the environmental science and conservation news site, mongabay.com, Safeways, Wegmans and Harris Teeter have announced that they will not source fish coming from the Ross Sea.
An Argentine extremist group is planning to ‘capture’ a vessel which was involved in the Falklands conflict and currently flies the Uruguayan flag and operates in the port of Montevideo, as an act of vindication ahead of the coming 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the Islands.
Argentina has picked a diplomatic incident with Poland following on alleged coarse expressions from a top Argentine official towards members of the local Polish community in the north of the country, most of them farmers involved in growing ‘yerba mate’ the popular infusion tea of the region.
The US government said on Tuesday that their recent decision to suspend Argentina from the Generalized System of Preferences, GSP, program, which waives import duties on thousands of goods from developing countries “is a serious bump in the road”, but “should not come as much of a surprise.”
Six Nobel Peace Prize winners called for Britain to open talks with Argentina over the sovereignty of the Aflklands/Malvinas Islands, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the war between the two nations. The call came in the form of a letter directed to the UK's Prime Minister David Cameron.