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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Twice Great Britain offered to return Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty to Argentina, and Argentina frustrated the two opportunities”, and one of those offers involved the government of Margaret Thatcher, revealed diplomat Andrés Cisneros, Argentine deputy foreign minister with Guido Di Tella in the nineties.
Argentina prepares to commemorate this Sunday the Malvinas War Veterans and Fallen Day, which according to the official calendar marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the 1982 war when the Falklands were invaded by Argentine forces, leading to a 74-day conflict, which left 907 dead, (649 Argentines, 255 British and three Falkland Islanders).