Tag: Falklands / Malvinas

Falklands / Malvinas
Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:45 UTC

Oil race fuels new Falklands chapter

”The war completely changed the Falklands from an economic perspective,” said Mike Summers

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.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 02:41 UTC

“Falklands nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins”

King Penguins ('nuclear missiles') in a beach near their rookery

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”.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 07:36 UTC

Queen Elizabeth II meets the Pope at private audience in the Vatican

The Queen welcomed John Paul II in 1982

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.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 22:22 UTC

'Malvinas Islands'/'Gaucho Rivero' 50-Peso bill to honor Argentine fallen soldiers

The Argentine bill which currently has a value equivalent to approximately 5 US dollars

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.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 21:25 UTC

Cristina Fernández blasts UK and NATO on Malvinas invasion anniversary

The Argentine president during her 30 minute speech at Malvinas Hall next to her full cabinet

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.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:06 UTC

Ambassador Castro calls for dialogue; but ignores Falkland Islanders rights and wishes

“UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world” argues Ambassador Alicia Castro

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.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:03 UTC

Apostle Matthew and the Falklands/Malvinas controversy

Contrary to the Falklands, Argentina was a vast territory with a significant indigenous population

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.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 19:48 UTC

Falklands' MLA Short to Cristina Fernandez: “how low can you get”

“Rather sick, the celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”, twitted MLA Short

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”.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:14 UTC

Malvinas bilateral sovereignty negotiations are 'inevitable' because of growing world consensus

Filmus recalls its fifty years since the famous UN resolution calling for bilateral dialogue on the Malvinas issue

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.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:05 UTC

“Our Malvinas” photo exhibit opened in the Argentine congress

Timerman during the opening of the exhibit

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.


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