Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Monday, January 4th 2016 - 06:56 UTC

Head of Malvinas Museum, one of Argentina's foremost experts on the issue

“I said ‘obviously!’ of course, because the Malvinas Islands have been my personal and professional obsession for many years now,” Lorenz said via his Facebook account, noting how he would put his nam

Federico Lorenz, considered one of Argentina's foremost experts on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands issue and author of multiple works on their history, will take the reins as the interim director of the Malvinas Islands Museum in the latest in a far-reaching shuffle of key cultural positions in President Mauricio Macri’s new administration.

Monday, January 4th 2016 - 06:45 UTC

Macri's government renews Falklands' sovereignty claim and calls on UK for dialogue

The statement insists that solution to the issue will be through a path of dialogue, peace and diplomacy, “to which the international community is urging us to”

President Mauricio Macri's government reaffirmed on Sunday, 3 January, Argentina's sovereignty rights over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands on the 183 anniversary of the 'British occupation of the archipelago' in the South Atlantic, and called for dialogue with the United Kingdom. In a statement published in the Foreign Ministry site it said that “Argentina renews its commitment to the peaceful solution of controversies, to international law to and multilateralism”.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 02:24 UTC

Russian polar vessel and helicopters will supply Argentine Antarctica bases

Russian polar vessel Vasily Golovnin from Arkadia Ltd. and the Kamov helicopters will be supplying Argentine bases this summer

For the eighth season, Argentina's Antarctic bases and stations are to be supplied by the Russian polar vessel Vasily Golovnin from Arkadia Ltd. This has been going on since 2007 when the Argentine flagship ice-breaker Almirante Irizar caught fire in the high seas and is still in repairs waiting for the necessary funds.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015 - 01:01 UTC

Reclaiming South Georgia from rats: a world leading project

Every photo in the book was taken by a member of ‘Team Rat’, as the field team is affectionately known.

Reclaiming South Georgia is the story of the SGHT Habitat Restoration Project fieldwork that took place on South Georgia in three phases (in 2011, 2013 and 2015). The latest edition of South Georgia Newsletter says that text and photographs tell the story of how this world-leading project baited every square inch of rodent-infested land on the island.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

New five-year strategy for South Georgia emphasizes environment management

Close track at the way tourists and other visitors experience South Georgia to better support safe, sustainable and environmentally sensitive visits

The new five-year Strategy for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands 2016-2020 was published on 27th November. The Strategy sets out an ambitious agenda to deliver the highest standards of environmental stewardship and governance for the British Overseas Territory, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter.

Monday, December 28th 2015 - 08:14 UTC

Cruise ship troubles cut South Georgia season down to size

Le Boreal, which usually brings 200 passengers to South Georgia each visit, has cancelled at least two trips following an engine room fire on 18th November Pic. M. Phillips

A serious fire on board a cruise ship in November led to a large-scale rescue operation off the Falkland Islands and means that three visits to South Georgia in the new year are likely to be cancelled, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter.

Monday, December 28th 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Malvinas 'a constitutional issue, not optional'; plans for a South Atlantic secretariat which includes Antarctica

“Malvinas is a constitutional issue not optional, our constitution clearly points out that the Malvinas question is a totally and absolute priority”, said Malcorra

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra stated that the conflict with the United Kingdom over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty is “a constitutional issue, not optional”, and described the position of the former Cristina Fernandez administration on the matter as “too tough”, while pledging that the “conflict must and will be integrated into a wider perspective”.

Thursday, December 24th 2015 - 08:14 UTC

Malcorra tries to build a consensus on 'State objectives' with former ministers

In the picture six of the ministers that attended the event at the ministry with Susana Malcorra at the center

In another attempt to display unity and consensus on 'State objectives' policy, Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra welcomed six of her predecessors for lunch and a “frank” exchange of points of view on Argentina’s foreign policy.

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 09:51 UTC

Malvinas sovereignty question is a 'State objective', says Argentine deputy foreign minister

“Argentine diplomacy will do everything possible to search for a political consensus to help design a State strategy”, said Foradori

Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim is a “State objective”, and Argentine diplomacy “will do everything possible to reach a political consensus to design a State strategy” underlined Argentina's Deputy foreign minister Carlos Foradori during an open debate on the 50th anniversary of the UN General Assembly Resolution 2065

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 - 09:30 UTC

An economist and professional diplomat next Argentine ambassador in London

Sersale di Cerisano joined the Argentine diplomatic service in 1979 following an opposition and merits test.

The Argentine government announced that it was nominating Carlos Sersale di Cerisano and Jorge Faurie, professional diplomats as next ambassadors in London and Paris. Both have long diplomatic careers and are considered very efficient and knowledgeable in international relations and global trade.

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