Tag: Falklands / Malvinas

Falklands / Malvinas
Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 09:13 UTC

“Malvinas son Argentinas” sparks FIFA disciplinary proceedings

The controversial banner previous to the Eslovenia-Argentina match

FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Argentina Football Association (AFA) relating to an incident that occurred at the friendly match between Argentina and Slovenia on 7 June in La Plata, Argentina.

Friday, May 9th 2014 - 02:18 UTC

Falklands' governor interview triggers immediate reaction from Argentina

Timerman said he agreed with only one paragraph of the whole interview

Falklands Island's' newly inaugurated governor Colin Roberts phone interview with a Buenos Aires media website released this week has had a great impact in Argentina and as it could be expected received an immediate reply from Hector Timerman's Foreign Affairs ministry, which undoubtedly read every line and every word of the transcript.

Monday, May 5th 2014 - 21:29 UTC

Malvinas Islands British occupation a 'latent threat' for Uruguay's defense policy

Minister Fernandez Huidobro, very close to Mujica and a supporter of Argentine foreign policy

The Uruguayan government considers the British occupation of the Malvinas Islands as a 'latent threat' according to a work-paper with basic points of the country's defense policy and which is to be made public this week, some excerpts of which were advanced by the pro-government daily La Republica.

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 05:58 UTC

Falklands or Malvinas: uproar in Argentina with YPF tourist guide

The 'mistakes' were exposed by Argentine media

The internet tourist guide from Argentina's nationalized oil and gas company YPF describes the Malvinas as Falklands, Puerto Argentino as Stanley, and Isla Gran Malvina as West Falkland, claim several Argentine media.

Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 06:45 UTC

Malvinas issue should be addressed at UN General Assembly suggest Argentine lawmakers

Senator Ruben Giustiniani, forget C24

Members from the opposition addressed a letter to President Cristina Fernandez recommending that in the coming UN General Assembly Argentina presents a resolution-draft calling for the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim to be discussed in the assembly and not at the Decolonization Committee or C24.

Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Falklands' new governor mystified by Argentine logic and 'welcomes illumination'

Governor Colin Roberts, maybe the Argentines regret they were not able to do the same fifty years ago with the Falklands

Asked at a press conference on Wednesday why the Argentine Government had appeared to be against his appointment to the Falkland Islands, while also attempting to vilify him as someone who had previously opposed the right to self-determination of the inhabitants of another small island community, the newly-arrived governor, Mr Colin Roberts CVO, said that he was mystified by the logic and “would welcome illumination”.

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 07:29 UTC

Malvinas Islands are Argentine, period, insists Uruguayan government

Deputy minister Menéndez: no English vessels of aircraft through Uruguayan waters or air space

Uruguay's Deputy Defense minister Jorge Menéndez reaffirmed that the Malvinas Islands are 'Argentine' and insisted that the government's support in defense of Argentine sovereignty over the Islands “is not of an expository character”.

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 06:08 UTC

Argentine Malvinas Solidarity Day, proposed by the Central American parliament

Parlacén operates from Guatemala City

The Central America Parliament (Paralacén) International Relations and Migratory Affairs committee unanimously approved on Thursday an initiative to promote in the region the 10th of June as the “Day of Central American solidarity with Argentine Malvinas Islands”.

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 06:00 UTC

Malvinas 'sooner than later' will return to Argentina, forecasts Maduro

Ministers Rossi and Admiral Meléndez during the bilateral talks on defense cooperation

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro forecasted that “sooner than later, the Malvinas Islands will return to the hands of the Argentine people” and recalled that during the recent Celac summit in Cuba (Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States) Latin-American was declared “a territory of peace and free of colonialism”.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Argentine and China reaffirm close trade and political links

 Minister Wang Yi with President Cristina Fernadez at the Casa Rosada

Argentine President Cristina Fernández received on Wednesday China’s Foreign Ministry Wang Yi and signed several trade agreements, including aerospace infrastructure at the Government House, Buenos Aires City. During the meeting, the president was accompanied by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Federal Planning Minister Carlos Julio De Vido and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, with whom Wang Yi had a previous meeting.

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