Falkland Islands

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Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 22:22 UTC

'Malvinas Islands'/'Gaucho Rivero' 50-Peso bill to honor Argentine fallen soldiers

The Argentine bill which currently has a value equivalent to approximately 5 US dollars

As part of the commemorations of the “Day of the Veterans and Fallen in the Falklands War”, or the 32nd anniversary of the start of the South Atlantic conflict with the UK, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez unveiled a new 50-Peso bill that will carry a map of the Malvinas Islands and is to be soon issued.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:06 UTC

Ambassador Castro calls for dialogue; but ignores Falkland Islanders rights and wishes

“UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world” argues Ambassador Alicia Castro

On the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, 2 April 1982, the Argentine embassy in London made public a release saying that the UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world, and future generations by resolving the Malvinas question through peaceful and diplomatic means.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:03 UTC

Apostle Matthew and the Falklands/Malvinas controversy

Contrary to the Falklands, Argentina was a vast territory with a significant indigenous population

A Falkland Islands supporter has sent the following caricature referred to the alleged “double standards” to which Argentine president Cristina Fernández and former Senator Daniel Filmus, head of the Foreign Ministry Malvinas Affairs office, repeatedly invoke when discussing the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and the policy of ignoring the Islands population and their rights.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 19:48 UTC

Falklands' MLA Short to Cristina Fernandez: “how low can you get”

“Rather sick, the celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”, twitted MLA Short

An exchange of tweets between Falkland Islands elected member of the Legislative Assembly Gavin Short and Argentine official Daniel Filmus has caused uproar in Argentina because the MLA describes as “rather sick” the “celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:14 UTC

Malvinas bilateral sovereignty negotiations are 'inevitable' because of growing world consensus

Filmus recalls its fifty years since the famous UN resolution calling for bilateral dialogue on the Malvinas issue

Bilateral negotiations with the UK over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty are 'inevitable' because of the growing international pressure and consensus among countries, forecasted Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry Malvinas Islands Affairs Office. His statement comes on the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion on the Falklands in 1982.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:05 UTC

“Our Malvinas” photo exhibit opened in the Argentine congress

Timerman during the opening of the exhibit

On the eve of a new anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, (2 April 1982) Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that when Great Britain finally agrees to sit for negotiations over the disputed Malvinas there will be “no way to deny” the Islands belong to Argentina.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 07:43 UTC

UK interest in the Malvinas is '100% economic', claims Argentine official

Daniel Filmus argues that without support from the continent, looking for oil offshore Malvinas won't be easy

Britain's interest in the Malvinas Islands is “100% economic” and if hydrocarbons exploration in the waters surrounding the archipelago advances “we could be facing a major ecologic disaster”, said Daniel Filmus, head of the Argentine Foreign Ministry Malvinas Affairs Secretariat.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 07:30 UTC

“We planted between 15.000 and 20.000 antipersonnel and antitank mines” in Malvinas

Some of the mine fields surrounding Stanley

In a rare interview, the Argentine Colonel who was responsible for placing mines in the occupied Falkland Islands in 1982 as part of the defense strategy against the advancing British forces, admits that between 15.000 and 20.000 of antipersonnel and anti tank explosives were planted, but also claims some stretches of the Islands' coast already had mines which had been placed by the British.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 01:24 UTC

Malvinas war veterans plan symbolic repeat of Falklands invasion in Ushuaia

The symbolic landing will take place along the Beagle Channel

Ushuaia Malvinas war veterans are planning a symbolic repeat of the Falklands military invasion by Argentine forces on the night of April first 1982, although this time the landing will take place along the Beagle Channel coast, according to reports from the capital of Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of Argentina.

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 15:27 UTC

Argentina lobbies for Malvinas sovereignty claim in East Timor

 Deputy minister Zuaín headed the delegation that visited East Timor

A high level Argentine diplomatic mission visited last week Timor-Leste, in the Asia Pacific area to reaffirm close political, economic and cooperation links between the two countries, and confirm support for Argentina's demand for Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty negotiations with the UK.

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