Ceres residents were shocked to see the main flag during Independence Day celebrations was that of the Falkland Islands. City Hall asks for forgiveness (perdón) via Facebook.
President Mauricio Macri and his cabinet will be celebrating Argentina's Independence Day, Monday 9 July at the Historic House in the northern province of Tucuman, where the declaration was first announced 202 years ago. Contrary to other years there will be no military parade in Tucuman or Buenos Aires, allegedly as a consequence of the strict austerity measures imposed by the Macri administration.
The Embassy of Argentina in the UK celebrated Independence Day on Thursday, highlighting the importance of national sovereignty and Latin American unity. Before a packed audience of over four hundred people, the Argentine Ambassador Alicia Castro delivered a speech in which she recalled that the aim of the struggle for independence was to unite all the peoples of Latin America.
US Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Argentina on the country’s Independence Day on July 9 and wished the national team good luck in Brazil’s World Cup.
Controversial vice-president Amado Boudou will fill in for President Cristina Fernández and head Wednesday's Argentine Independence Day celebration in San Miguel de Tucumán. The deputy was entrusted with leading the ceremony following a meeting Monday afternoon at the presidential residence in Olivos, as Cristina continues her recovery from pharyngeal laryngitis.
Argentine Defence minister Arturo Puricelli said that in the same way “the independence of the Argentines is the independence of the region”, the defence of Argentina is also the defence of the region and in this framework of integration Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands is a regional commitment.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández made a strong call to unity and to defend the economic model during the main celebrations of the 196th anniversary of the Argentine Declaration of Independence held at San Miguel de Tucumán.