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The following article from the Sydney Morning Herald was written by Chris Zappone, who recently visited the Falkland Islands as a guest of the local government and the Foreign Office.The Falkland Islands are not an easy place to reach. Flights come only weekly. Cruise ships making the trip brave frigid seas, freezing nights and recently, harassment from Argentine dockworkers.
Falkland Islanders replied with a picture of King penguins to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez claims that the Falklands had become NATO's largest base in the South Atlantic and was equipped with missiles that could reach any of the region's countries, and also had nuclear weapons.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will meet with Pope Francis at a private audience in the Vatican on Thursday afternoon. The Queen, who’ll be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will also have a private encounter with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano during the one day visit to Rome.
As part of the commemorations of the “Day of the Veterans and Fallen in the Falklands War”, or the 32nd anniversary of the start of the South Atlantic conflict with the UK, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez unveiled a new 50-Peso bill that will carry a map of the Malvinas Islands and is to be soon issued.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández on the 32nd anniversary of the Malvinas Islands invasion by Argentine forces which triggered war (and defeat) with the UK, questioned the British government for not abiding by UN resolutions calling for Falklands sovereignty talks and suggested UK should be less involved in wars and more in looking after its own people.
On the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, 2 April 1982, the Argentine embassy in London made public a release saying that the UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world, and future generations by resolving the Malvinas question through peaceful and diplomatic means.
A Falkland Islands supporter has sent the following caricature referred to the alleged double standards to which Argentine president Cristina Fernández and former Senator Daniel Filmus, head of the Foreign Ministry Malvinas Affairs office, repeatedly invoke when discussing the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and the policy of ignoring the Islands population and their rights.
An exchange of tweets between Falkland Islands elected member of the Legislative Assembly Gavin Short and Argentine official Daniel Filmus has caused uproar in Argentina because the MLA describes as “rather sick” the “celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”.
Bilateral negotiations with the UK over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty are 'inevitable' because of the growing international pressure and consensus among countries, forecasted Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry Malvinas Islands Affairs Office. His statement comes on the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion on the Falklands in 1982.
On the eve of a new anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, (2 April 1982) Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that when Great Britain finally agrees to sit for negotiations over the disputed Malvinas there will be “no way to deny” the Islands belong to Argentina.