Tag: Falklands economic blockade

Falklands economic blockade
Friday, February 21st 2014 - 00:16 UTC

Uruguayans want closer links and trade with the Falklands/Malvinas shows survey

 The poll showed Uruguay supports Argentina's sovereignty claims but rejects the ban on Falklands' vessels operating from Montevideo

A majority of Uruguayans, 55%, believe their country must support Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands but an overwhelming 80% also want closer trade links with the Islands and reject the ban on Falklands flagged vessels to operate from Montevideo or other Uruguayan ports. In both cases neutral opinions range 11% and 12%.

Thursday, December 5th 2013 - 05:56 UTC

Taking a positive Falklands message to Brazil

Brazilian visitors Clarita Maia Simon, Joanisval Brito Goncalves, Gustavo Bernard, Célia de Morais, Andrew Ford FCO

“Unthinkable, unacceptable and unsupportable” was how Joanisval Brito Goncalves, Senior Legilslative Counselor for International Affairs and Defence Issues at the Brazilian Senate, described the Argentine government’s attitude to the Falkland/ Malvinas Islands in a press conference held in Stanley on Wednesday afternoon.

Saturday, November 30th 2013 - 07:25 UTC

Falklands government accuses Argentina of yet another attempt to undermine the Islands economy

“We have the right to develop our own natural resources” and “Argentine domestic legislation does not apply to the Falklands”

The Falkland Islands government said on Friday that Argentina's latest illegal attempt to undermine the Islands economy is in direct contradiction with its alleged claim that it wants to establish a dialogue and is yet another effort to disrupt the lives of 3.000 people who want to live in peace and with good neighborly relations.

Thursday, June 7th 2012 - 21:20 UTC

UK blasts Argentina’s “domineering position” and attempt to impose a blockade on the Falklands

FCO Browne: Falklands’ people are not to be part of “some sort of trade-off” over their heads.

Argentina is trying to impose an “economic blockade” on the Falkland Islands, said Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne who made plain clear that the people of the Falklands are free to determine their own political arrangements and were not to be part of ”some sort of trade-off” over their heads.

Tuesday, February 21st 2012 - 21:14 UTC

Suspending Lan flight can only be seen as an “economic blockade” against the people of the Falklands

Ambassador Benjamin says other ‘domestic interests’ are involved in Argentina’s attitude

British ambassador in Chile Jon Benjamin said that if Lan flights to the Falkland Islands from Chile are suspended this can only be interpreted as an “economic blockade” of the Islands and strongly suggested that the administration of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is trumpeting the Malvinas card pushed by “domestic interests”.

Wednesday, February 8th 2012 - 19:56 UTC

Argentina is welcome to take Falklands ‘militarization’ to UN, but also principle of self determination

MLA Summers: military footprint in Falklands “has diminished considerably”

There was considerable anticipation and speculation in the Falkland Islands on Tuesday as residents and visitors alike waited to hear Argentine president Cristina Kirchner’s much-publicized evening announcement.

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