Tag: Falklands / Malvinas

Falklands / Malvinas
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.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 01:46 UTC

Falklands want to be good neighbors and have closer links with Latin America

A full day of celebrations at Stanley's racecourse on Saturday to commemorate 250 years of British rule

The Falkland Islands and its people want to be 'good neighbors, have trade links, cooperation agreements and closer relations with the southern cone of South America, but 'without losing our identity', said Falklands lawmakers to Punta Arenas Prensa Austral that was present at the celebrations last Saturday for the 250th anniversary of the first flying of the Union Flag in the Islands marking the beginning of British rule.

Friday, January 30th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands' anti-Argentine flag petition collects 494 names and a lively debate

Tim Miller said that when an Argentine flag is displayed in the Islands it was of a country that was claiming the Falklands “in the same way it did 33 years ago.”

A lively debate, at times impassioned took place earlier this week in the Falkland Islands during a public meeting at the Chamber of Commerce to discuss bad behavior from Argentine visitors which was described as 'disturbing and distressing” for many Islanders.

Monday, January 26th 2015 - 07:34 UTC

Full support for Argentina's Malvinas claim pledges new Uruguay government

“We will always be next to our Argentine brothers to ensure that someday they can achieve the diplomatic and political circumstances so that justice is made”

Uruguay's next ambassador to Argentina Hector Lescano said that bilateral relations have always been 'cordial', even in difficult times, and there is no doubt that when president-elect Tabare Vazquez takes office, Uruguay's full support to Argentina's claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands will be maintained.

Monday, December 29th 2014 - 06:49 UTC

Salta deputy brings his guitar to the Falklands to 'unite people through music'

Salta deputy Emanuel Sierra. Does “V” sign mean “peace” or “victory”?

Argentine and Anglo-saxon rock music should break down barriers. Local member of Legislative Assembly calls for 'no unruly behaviour'

Saturday, December 27th 2014 - 08:22 UTC

Top Gear episode filmed in Argentina to be aired Saturday

It was the 'most terrible thing' for BBC host Jeremy Clarkson

When filming in Patagonia, the BBC crew and host Jeremy Clarkson were forced to leave the country after locals saw their cars' license plates, which were deemed 'provocative'.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Alicia Castro optimistic Argentina will exert sovereignty over Falklands

Argentine ambassador in London Alicia Castro

The Argentine ambassador in London also accused PM Cameron's government of 'celebrating war' with Thatcher statue.

Saturday, December 20th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Filmus too thinks US-Cuba case a mirror for Falklands feud

Secretary of Malvinas (Falklands) Daniel Filmus confident international support will make a difference.

Argentine Secretary of Malvinas echoes President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, claims overwhelming majority of nations support his country. 'Policy of isolating UK succeeding,' he says.

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