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Montevideo, August 17th 2017 - 07:55 UTC

Tag: Falkland/Malvinas

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 07:18 UTC

    Under Kirchnerism the Air Force lost more aircraft than in the Falklands' war

    Martinez revealed that on taking office he was informed that during the Falklands' conflict Argentina lost 72 aircraft, but “under Kirchnerism over a hundred planes”

    Argentine defense minister Julio Martinez criticized the previous government policies towards the Armed Forces saying that during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict the country lost 72 aircraft, but under the administrations of Nestor and Cristina Kirchner over a hundred went out of service or were decommissioned.

  • Wednesday, July 5th 2017 - 07:43 UTC

    Macri expects to talk Falklands with PM May at the G20 summit in Hamburg

    Macri and PM May met last September at a UN event in New York for world leaders hosted by then ex Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri is scheduled to meet in Hamburg with British Prime Minister Theresa May to reinforce cooperation and joint efforts but with the “difference” resulting from the dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands remaining on the table, according to government sources in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, May 19th 2017 - 12:09 UTC

    Malvinas Veterans expose Argentine Judiciary “delay” in addressing human rights abuses during the war

    The meeting took place earlier this week with the IACHR rapporteur and chairman, who happens to be Argentine, Francisco Eguiguren

    Malvinas Veterans organizations met with members of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, IACHR, currently in Buenos Aires and complained about the “delay” of Argentine courts in addressing dozens of cases involving human rights abuses committed by Argentine officers against conscripts during the 1982 Falklands conflict.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 08:44 UTC

    Malvinas Families want Argentina to resume next of kin trips to Darwin cemetery

    Malcorra told Maria Fernanda Araujo, that such talks should take place once the DNA remains identification process at the Darwin cemetery, has been completed.

    The Malvinas Families Commission have requested foreign minister Susana Malcorra for the Argentine state to resume the organization and financing of trips of relatives to the Darwin cemetery where the Argentine soldiers fallen during the 1982 conflict are buried, reports Clarin.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 07:06 UTC

    “Malvinas Islands already have a flag”

    Argentina's extreme south flag

    The initiative from an Argentine member of Congress to create a flag for the Malvinas Islands was rejected by Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone, who recalled that the Malvinas Islands are an integral part of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.

  • Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 - 05:47 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Argentine Air Force recalls 35th “Baptism of Fire” in May 1982

    Brigadier General Amrein was the main speaker at the day commemoration at the El Palomar Brigade I seat

    Argentina's Air Force commemorated with a parade and display of force the 35th anniversary of its ''Baptism of Fire”, which occurred on May first 1982 when Argentine fighters completed over 50 sorties in an attempt to repeal the British Task Force sent to recover the Malvinas Islands.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2017 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands: Malcorra cautious about EU's position on the dispute following Brexit

    “So when Brexit takes place, the EU could evaluate a decision on how to proceed and how to stand on these issues and there may be a change” Malcorra said

    The European Union could reevaluate its position on the disputed Falkland Islands after Britain leaves the bloc, Argentina’s foreign minister said in Brussels, where she attended a meeting with EU negotiators on Mercosur/EU trade discussions.

  • Tuesday, April 11th 2017 - 15:38 UTC

    Argentine court rules phoning the Falklands is a domestic call and 50% cheaper

    Jujuy solicitor Juan Giusti, in December 2012 called from his home fixed phone with a friend “in Malvinas and received an international rate invoice”.

    A local tribunal from the Argentine northern province of Jujuy (bordering Bolivia) ruled against the telephone company for having billed a call to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands as international, “instead of domestic”, adding the ruling must be published in the largest circulation provincial and national dailies, pointing out that the phone link with the Islands must be charged as a domestic long distance.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 10:37 UTC

    Macri mixed local politics in the Malvinas Fallen and Veterans Day anniversary

    Macri received the delegations with Bs As province governor Maria Eugenia Vidal, foreign minister Susana Malcorra and the Human Rights Secretary, Claudio Avruj

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri underlined that dialogue will facilitate the Malvinas sovereignty non-renounceable claim and ensure that it is really effective. The Argentine leader was addressing a delegation of Malvinas Fallen Relatives and Veterans, at the Olivos presidential residence on Sunday which marked the 35th anniversary of the beginning of the South Atlantic conflict in 1982.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 10:33 UTC

    Bertone invites Falkland Islanders to become Tierra del Fuego citizens

    “We are all 'fueguinos'; I call on Islanders to integrate, based on respect for cultural diversity. We are and will be respectful of the culture and customs of everybody”

    Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone called the Falkland Islanders “fueguinos” and invited them to integrate based on respect for “cultural diversity”. Ms Bertone was addressing the crowd on Sunday at the Malvinas Fallen monument in Ushuaia on Sunday, 35th anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falklands and which according to the local calendar is the Malvinas Veterans and Fallen Day.