Next 5 December for the first time in 36 years the remains of an Argentine combatant buried in the Falkland Islands will be returned to the province of Córdoba where his family lives. Air Force Captain Luis Darío José Castagnari remains lie in a grave at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin, and in a special ceremony, with members of his family, will be flown back to Argentina.2 comments
Argentine FPV legislators filed a motion to impeach Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie for failing to fulfill his duties as a public official when he called for the Falkland Islanders to be respected and to generate a bond with them “as two peoples” who live in the South Atlantic.
Britain rejected point blank the suggestion that a ‘No Deal’ Brexit will help Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands. The Prime Minister official spokeswoman said there was no doubt Britain’s “relationships” with all of its overseas territories would remain in place after March 2019.
Argentina's foreign minister Jorge Faurie has been summoned this Monday to the Foreign Affairs commission of the Lower House to explain relations between Argentina and the United Kingdom as well as his latest statements regarding the Falkland Islands and its people, in interviews with the London media.
On Minister Faurie’s first official visit to the UK he held talks with his counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, on the most salient issues of the broad bilateral agenda.
Next month, on the 21st the International Committee of the Red Cross will be holding a special ceremony in Geneva to acknowledge the identification process of the unknown Argentine combatants buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands, a legacy of the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.
Argentina's Human Rights Secretary announced on Tuesday the full name of the 100th combatant fallen during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict and whose remains are buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands, where for over 36 years they remained unidentified with only a white cross and a black marble tombstone reading, “Argentine soldier, only known to God”.
Argentina's Human Rights Secretary confirmed on Thursday that another combatant, killed during the Falklands conflict and buried at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin has been identified. This brings the total to 93. The 19 year old conscript, Andres Folch was born in the northern province of Tucuman but lived in the San Marin county of Buenos Aires province.
Last week the Falkland Islands Government approved under Falkland Islands law the exhumation of the body of Flight Lieutenant Luis Dario Jose Castagnari. Mr Castagnari is buried at the Argentine Cemetary near Darwin in the Islands, having perished during the 1982 war.
The Falklands Islands Government have just recently finalized a review process of their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Falklands Conservation, a local environmental NGO. This is an important partnership for the Government and has been in place 2006 on a formal basis.