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Montevideo, January 17th 2017 - 06:54 UTC

Falkland Islands

  • Monday, December 5th 2016 - 08:20 UTC

    “La Sanmaritiniana” reaches Puerto Deseado and is greeted by militant from a radical group

    The vessel spent over a year in the Falklands after it was rescued abandoned and adrift in October last year, Falklands Fisheries Protection vessel, FPV Protegat.

    The Argentine registered vessel “La Sanmartiniana” is reported to have reached Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz province on Sunday, following a full week's sailing from Stanley, where it had left on Sunday 27 November. Militants and local authorities lined up at the port to celebrate her arrival.

  • Sunday, December 4th 2016 - 11:14 UTC

    Anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands

    The 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands Memorial

    Falkland Islands elected government has announced the following program for Thursday 8th December 2016 to commemorate the victory of the Naval engagements of 8th December 1914, on which day 6 British sailors lost their lives and a number of others died later from injuries received during the battle. 2,260 German sailors also lost their lives.

  • Sunday, December 4th 2016 - 10:45 UTC

    Hudson volcano yellow alert in Patagonia: memories of the 1991 eruption

    The growing activity was recorded in monitoring stations next to the Hudson volcano in Aysen and connected to the South Andes Volcanic Observatory

    The Patagonia territories of Chile and Argentina, Aysen region and Santa Cruz province are under yellow alert since Saturday evening given the growing seismic activity of the Hudson volcano. The alert is specifically referred to the towns of Los Antiguos and Perino Moreno, Argentina and the Chilean communes of Aysen, General Carrera, Rio Ibañez and Chile Chico in the Aysen Region.

  • Friday, December 2nd 2016 - 07:58 UTC

    Strong interest for Falklands' squid licenses, despite poor catches in 2016

    MLA Phyl Rendell noted that in the past such poor seasons have been followed by much reduced interest in licenses, but happily this is not the case for 2017

    Despite a dismal last season for Illex fishing in the Falkland Islands, with very low catches, interest in licenses for the coming season is holding up and the process is likely to be oversubscribed, confirmed MLA Phyl Rendell last week.

  • Thursday, December 1st 2016 - 13:17 UTC

    Falklands' dispute: “I can't see Trump reaching out to Argentina”

    Ian Shields OBE, is a leading academic and international relations lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and former RAF Group Captain

    Argentina will never be able to reassert its sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands under the watchful eye of Donald Trump who will back Britain, according to Ian Shields OBE, a leading academic and international relations lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and former RAF Group Captain

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 09:54 UTC

    “A little piece of the Malvinas” and Falklands' berries for Pope Francis

    Daniela was in St Peter's square last Wednesday and after waiting a long time Francis finally emerged, blessing the sick and then approaching the faithful. (Pic El Sureño)

    An Argentine teacher and runner who has competed three times in the annual Falklands marathon met last week Pope Francis, in Rome, and handed him a “little piece of the Falklands” and some of the berries that the Argentine soldiers had to eat during their time in the 1982 conflict.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 16:34 UTC

    Argentine yacht rescued by Falklands en route back to Mar del Plata

    “La Sanmartiniana” is finally en route to Puerto Deseado in Santa Cruz province with a crew of five. (Pic by M. Pole-Evans)

    The Argentine yacht “La Sanmartiniana”, which had been spotted and rescued, abandoned in the high seas, October 2015 by a Falklands Fisheries Protection patrol finally left the Islands on Sunday morning 27 November and is in route to Mar del Plata with a stop in Puerto Deseado, reported Robert King, Falkland Islands government Collector of Customs, Registar of Ships, Shipping Master, Receiver of Wreck and Admiralty Marshal.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:40 UTC

    Malvinas Argentine sovereignty was always promoted by Fidel Castro

    “I was defending the Malvinas claim since 1948. Over sixty years ago, as a university student I started to defend the Malvinas cause” confessed Fidel Castro

    Despite the political changes experienced by Argentina during the XXth century, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro always supported Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in international forae and in public statements, it has been recalled in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 07:20 UTC

    Falklands' mine clearance progresses steadily: 82 fields still to be neutralized

    The mine fields are clearly fenced with warning signs, some of them very close to Stanley

    Minefield clearance in the Falklands is going well on the current phase which will run until June 2017, Dynasafe Bactec Ltd. Program manager Guy Marot confirmed this week to Penguin News. Work to date has involved technical survey and clearance work in the Eliza Cove area (south east Stanley) and Goose Green, and is scheduled to continue after Christmas in the Mount Longdon and Hearndon Waters (Murrell) minefields, and Port Howard on West Falklands.

  • Thursday, November 24th 2016 - 15:51 UTC

    Malcorra grateful to Panama for the standing and historic support in Malvinas sovereignty dispute

    The Argentine foreign minister with Panama's vice-president and chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra thanked her Panama peer Isabel de Saint Malo for the standing historic support from Panama to Argentina´s sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, (under UK control), and looked forward to strengthening the excellent bilateral relations, according to an official Wednesday release from San Martin Palace.