Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 08:05 UTC

Falklands' war statements from Chilean minister praised by Argentine peer

”Statements on the Malvinas war from minister (Jorge) Burgos have been well received by the Argentine people”, said Rossi

Argentine Defense minister Agustín Rossi praised on Monday his Chilean peer statements relative to Chile's role and attitude during the Falklands war when Britain sent a task force to expulse the Argentine military invasion in 1982.

Monday, August 18th 2014 - 06:52 UTC

“Chile not proud of Falklands war support”, but “proud of peace treaty with Argentina”

 “Next 29 November we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Peace and Friendship Treaty signed by the Argentina and Chile at the Vatican”

Defense minister Jorge Burgos said that most Chileans are not proud of the attitude of the Pinochet dictatorship when the Falklands/Malvinas war, but also admitted it happened at a very different and difficult moment in the relations between Chile and Argentina.

Friday, August 15th 2014 - 02:26 UTC

All phone calls inside Chile become local; Punta Arenas code area is 61

“We're advancing in our project of bringing together all Chileans. It's a strong connectivity step which benefits families and companies” said Gomez Lobo.

Chile has become a single territory for telecommunications and long distance calls with different rates for fixed lines will no longer exist beginning Saturday. This in practical terms will also means a 50% reduction on normal phone calls.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:56 UTC

Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago

 The expedition left England by the wish of His Majesty shortly after the outbreak of war in 1914 in the stout little Endurance

One hundred years ago this month Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail from Plymouth on HMS Endurance at the beginning of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), also known as the Endurance Expedition.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Falklands and 4.7m sq. km. of the South Atlantic, claimed by Argentina

“We are talking of 4.7 million square kilometers of our territory” underlined Filmus. Argentina's land territory is almost 2.8 million square kilometers.

“Argentina has its eyes set on the South Atlantic, and that includes undoubtedly the full recovery of our sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands and the adjoining maritime spaces”, said Daniel Filmus head of Argentina's Office on issues relative to the Malvinas Islands.

Friday, August 8th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Falkland Islands dispute becomes a political incident in Welsh politics

Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew RT Davies said that Mr. Jones was 'naive' and had been used as a 'pawn' in the Falkland Islands row

The Welsh Conservatives say First Minister Carwyn Jones should distance himself from 'distasteful' comments over the Falkland Islands' sovereignty. The situation involved the Welsh leader, Argentine ambassador in UK Alicia Castro and Chubut governor Martin Buzzi, when they met to address next year's 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers in Patagonia.

Thursday, August 7th 2014 - 06:01 UTC

“Malvinas dialogue” demands Argentine Patagonia governor in Wales

Governor Buzzi next to PM Carwyn Jones  and guests during the opening of the Chubut stand

Underlining the close links between Wales and Argentine Patagonia, where many Welsh immigrants settled for the first time 150 years ago, Chubut governor Martin Buzzi called on the British government “to open a dialogue on the Malvinas Islands”.

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 07:09 UTC

Malvinas war and the 2001 and 2014 defaults, Argentina's worst mistakes in 33 years

Analyst Rosendo Fraga anticipates very hard times ahead for Argentina with a worsening of social costs

The Falklands/Malvinas war, the 2001 default and the 2014 default are “the three events that are going to go down, in recent Argentina history, as the three worst strategic mistakes committed by the country”, according to political analyst and historian Rosendo Fraga.

Sunday, August 3rd 2014 - 13:14 UTC

HMS Portland back in UK after seven months patrolling including Falklands

The vessel received a rapturous welcome in Plymouth

The crew of the Royal Navy warship HMS Portland returned home to a rapturous welcome in Plymouth on Friday after a successful seven-month deployment to West Africa, the Falkland Islands and the Caribbean. The vessel that was replaced by HMS Iron Duke in its Atlantic deployment spent four weeks in the Falklands.

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Falklands Chamber of Commerce re-elects Spink; forecast of busy 2015 propped by oil and squid

Roger Spink said it had been a positive year and highlighted FICOC contacts with Punta Arenas and Montevideo

Falkland Islands economy will keep growing and businesses will be busy next year spurred by the oil industry and better Illex catches, anticipated Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce, FICOC, Roger Spink who was re-elected as head of the Board of Directors.


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