Tag: Falklands / Malvinas

Falklands / Malvinas
Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 09:47 UTC

Falklands' conflict hypothesis: Argentine Mirages are banned from flying on cloudy days

“We have no conflict hypothesis. We are programmed for a defense policy based on the development of our capabilities”, said Rossi

The Argentine government and media agree that the country does not have the military capacity to attack the Falkland Islands as feared by Britain. A report in daily La Nacion points out the Argentine armed forces lack landing crafts, troop transport vessels and even the Mirage fighter planes are banned from flying on cloudy days because of repeated problems with their instruments.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 06:39 UTC

Argentina as a 'live threat' to the Falklands, triggers fury from Buenos Aires

The UK is guilty of “bringing up the ghost of a supposed Argentine threat in order to increase the military budget” said the foreign ministry

The government of President Cristina Fernandez accused the United Kingdom of using an alleged Argentine threat to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in order to boost its military budget, while also claiming that the archipelago has been turned into an electoral campaign issue.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands: no surge in troop numbers but upgraded infrastructure and £180 million in ten years

“Our forces in the South Atlantic are... at the level required for defense of the Falkland Islands against any potential threat”, said Defense Secretary Fallon

United Kingdom Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has dispelled media reports suggesting a surge in troop numbers was likely. Fallon on Tuesday outlined £180 million infrastructure spending plans, but told MPs numbers would remain at around 1,200 military and civilian personnel.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015 - 05:48 UTC

“Our Lady of Malvinas” arrives in Antarctica; she will be enshrined in Ushuaia on 2 April

“The idea of the initiative is to unite in the spirituality and in the Malvinas claim, all of the Argentine people” said war veteran Carlos Bonetti

The replica of an image at the Argentine Darwin cemetery and which was blessed by Pope Francis arrived this week to Argentina's Antarctica base Marambio, the last leg of its passage to Tierra del Fuego and austral islands, “where it will enshrined on 2 April, on a new anniversary of the Malvinas war”, according to the country's official news agency Telam.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

Argentine central bank chairman defends the 50-peso Malvinas bill

“Today the 50 peso bill is in the streets. The Malvinas islands, a sovereign love. A symbol of passion that belongs to a nation’s heritage,” Vanoli wrote

Argentina's Central Bank Governor Alejandro Vanoli defended the new 50-peso banknote which features the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, after it was belittled by the a minister of state at the British Foreign Office.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 22:14 UTC

Argentina/Chile celebrate Tierra del Fuego mines-free; Rossi claims UK impedes mine-clearance in Falklands

 Burgos mentioned that the Chilean congress is in the process of passing a bill to compensate “victims of mine or other military ordnance explosions”.

Argentina and Chile defense ministers, Agustín Rossi and Jorge Burgos, attended this week a historic ceremony in which they signed a document declaring Tierra del Fuego free of anti-personal mines. During the meeting minister Rossi blamed the UK for not allowing Argentina to clear the mines in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - 22:37 UTC

Malvinas' 50-Peso bill, an Argentine stunt, says Foreign Office minister

President Cristina Fernandez during the announcement of the new 50-Peso bill which was officially launched in March

Britain derided a new Argentine banknote featuring the disputed Falkland Islands as a stunt on Tuesday and said it had no intention of discussing sovereignty over the archipelago with Buenos Aires.

Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 04:39 UTC

Filmus tours Central America in support of Argentina's Falklands' claim

In Guatemala City Filmus was received by the Central American Parliament

Argentina's secretary for Issues relative to the Malvinas Islands Daniel Filmus visited this week Guatemala as part of a tour of Central America to promote the 'Malvinas cause' and collect support from regional governments and institutions.

Monday, February 23rd 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands governor says road to independence possible, rejects dialogue with Argentina

Governor Colin Roberts ruled out any dialogue with the Argentine government blaming Argentina for what he calls a “diplomatic bullying.”

Falkland Islands Governor, Colin Roberts, came on stage to suggest that the future of the disputed British Overseas Territory will depend on its people bluntly rejecting any dialogue with the Argentine government.

Monday, February 16th 2015 - 21:50 UTC

Falklands begins consultation on oil impact on society and local culture

The overall aim is to provide a detailed understanding of the many different ways that oil and gas developments could affect the daily lives of Falkland Islanders

Falkland Islands will this month begin to grapple with the big questions about how oil and gas development will impact on their society and culture. The start of a series of focus groups run as part of the Social Effects Monitoring Programme study, led by Regeneris Consulting, and Falkland Island partners Karen Lee and Carolyn Montgomerie, reports the Penguin News in its latest edition.

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