Tag: Falklands / Malvinas

Falklands / Malvinas
Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 07:36 UTC

Tierra del Fuego top official attacked at a ceremony remembering the sinking of General Belgrano

“There was forty of them approximately: they tried to suffocate me with my tie and they ripped my suit and shirt, screaming and punching”, said Arcando

Tierra del Fuego province deputy governor Juan Carlos Arcando had to be protected by the police and took refuge in the Legislature building in Ushuaia, following an attack by striking province and city personnel who for over two months have been protesting against a new retirement pensions' scheme.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:57 UTC

Falklands' Illex squid catches very sparse; Loligo, 'a bit more cheerful'

Loligo or Falklands calamari catch statistics, “are a bit more cheerful at 22,400 tons,” said Mr. Barton.

Falkland Islands' Illex squid catches are still very sparse, now standing at 2,373 tons, “which is obviously very low and does not go far when spread across the 105 vessels in the fishery,” said Director of Natural Resources John Barton, interviewed by Penguin News.

Tuesday, April 5th 2016 - 06:47 UTC

Argentina and Spain agree to re-launch closer political and trade relations

García-Margallo underlined the decision to renew the strategic association between the two countries.

Argentina and Spain have decided to re-launch bilateral mechanisms that have been “asleep” for too long, promoting political and trade relations, said Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra who on Monday met with her visiting Spanish peer, Jose Manuel García/Margallo.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Falklands hospitality praised by stranded Argentine runners

Falkland Islands provided twenty five Argentine nationals with humanitarian aid (food, warmth and shelter) following the announcement of a week long delay to their return flight to Chile. The group was made up of marathon runners and associates who came to the Islands on March 19 and participated in the Sunday Standard Chartered bank Stanley Marathon. The competition was won by Argentine athlete Rafael Lencina in record time.

Sunday, March 27th 2016 - 12:52 UTC

Argentina, on a UN decision expands continental shelf area by 35% to 350 miles

 “We're reaffirming our sovereignty rights over the resources from our continental shelf, minerals, hydrocarbons and sedentary species”, Ms Malcorra was quoted

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to officially announce on Monday the external limit of Argentina's continental shelf based on a unanimous decision from the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, (dependent from the Oceans and Law of the Sea), which adds to Argentina's shelf 1.7 million square kilometers, apparently confirming areas surrounding the Falklands/Malvinas, other South Atlantic islands and the Antarctica Argentine sector.

Monday, March 7th 2016 - 04:26 UTC

Montevideo/Falklands/Malvinas air link is “viable”, says ex Uruguayan president

Ex president Lacalle Herrera insisted that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable'

Uruguay's former president Luis Lacalle Herrera said that an air bridge between Montevideo and the Falklands/Malvinas Islands is 'viable' and was optimistic about such an opportunity in the near future.

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

Argentina downgrades Malvinas Department, but sovereignty claim “remains as strong as ever”

 “Malvinas Islands Secretariat has been transformed into the Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands Under Secretariat, as it has always been” confirmed Malcorra

The Argentine government announced it downgraded the Malvinas Islands department at the Foreign ministry, but minister Susana Malcorra insisted that the sovereignty claim over the South Atlantic Islands “remains” as strong as ever and will advance in different forms, probably more subtle, and with Gibraltar as a reference.

Saturday, February 27th 2016 - 03:47 UTC

Uruguay reaffirms Argentina's Malvinas claim and its commitment to Falkland Islanders 'interests'

Uruguay's position “consistent in time” is based on “the understanding that the Malvinas Islands issue is directly linked to the territorial integrity of States”

Uruguay's foreign ministry expressed on Friday its “most firm support” for the 'legitimate rights' of Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands, other insular territories in the South Atlantic and surrounding maritime spaces, currently administered by the United Kingdom.

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 10:08 UTC

Falklands: Malcorra confident 'there's a horizon of possibility for dialogue'

Malcorra made the comment when asked about statements from UK Defense minister Michael Fallon during his visit to the Falkland Islands

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that analyzing the different scenarios in the UK regarding the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute, “there is a horizon of possibility for Argentina to have a dialogue” on the issue.

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

Fallon's Falklands visit caused 'concern' and displeasure

Buenos Aires media reports indicate that the Foreign ministry made a formal presentation on Fallon's visit to the British embassy in Buenos Aires

The Argentine government expressed its 'concern' to the UK over Defense minister Michael Fallon's visit to the Falkland Islands where he spent time with the military at MPA and met with Falklands elected government authorities and members of the community, according to media reports in Buenos Aires.

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