Tag: Leopoldo Galtieri

Leopoldo Galtieri
Wednesday, February 26th 2014 - 23:04 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina has “no conflict hypothesis” says Defense head

Rossi said he wished he had all the funds announced by the Sunday Express

Minister of Defense Agustín Rossi said Argentina has no “conflict hypothesis” regarding the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, strongly denying statements from a British newspaper which argued the UK was closely monitoring Argentina's investment in military procurement.

Monday, April 8th 2013 - 19:55 UTC

Falklands war, a turning point for Margaret Thatcher’s image and political fortunes

Seventy four days after invasion day Argentine troops surrendered and the Union Jack is hoisted at the Governor’s residence

When the head of Argentina's military junta General Leopold Galtieri deployed military forces in the Falkland Islands, Britain assembled a task force to sail to the South Atlantic, to the astonishment of people in Britain, and the rest of the world.

Friday, December 28th 2012 - 05:03 UTC

PM Thatcher “never, never expected” Argentina to invade the Falklands; “it was such a stupid thing to do”

“That night no-one could tell me whether we could retake the Falklands - no-one. We did not know - we did not know”, reveal the declassified documents (Photo PA)

The 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina caught PM Margaret Thatcher by surprise, newly released government papers have shown. The then-prime minister only saw it was likely after getting “raw intelligence” two days before the Argentines landed.

Monday, April 23rd 2012 - 09:21 UTC

Brazil helped Soviet support operation for Argentina during the Falklands conflict

To this day the Brazilian Foreign Ministry (Itamaraty) always stated it was ‘neutral’ during the conflict

Brazil collaborated during the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict in an operation mounted by the Soviets to supply Argentina with spares, arms, munitions and other requirements according to the Rio do Janeiro newspaper O’Globo based on disclosed documents from the National Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Thursday, April 5th 2012 - 22:51 UTC

“We were prepared for war with Chile”, not in Malvinas admits former Argentine military governor

Mario Benjamin Menendez, military governor for 40 days and who signed the unconditional (erased) surrender

The former military governor of the Malvinas Islands during the Argentine occupation said that the negative outcome of the war for Argentina can only be attributed to “negligence and improvisation”.

Thursday, March 8th 2012 - 23:51 UTC

Put the islanders first: key to the Malvinas/Falklands dispute

Jorge Anaya, as a young officer in the sixties had already elaborated a plan to invade the Falklands.

By Robert Cox (*) - Charleston, South Carolina - The misbegotten war over the Islands that need not be named has reversed the concept that war is a continuation of politics or diplomacy by other means. The conflict continues in political and diplomatic terms in Argentina and in Britain. Lost in the clamour is the key to the solution: the interests of the native Islanders.

Monday, December 12th 2011 - 05:02 UTC

Argentina planning a Malvinas war museum for the 30th anniversary

The museum would be located at the former Navy Mechanical School

Under the banner of “Malvinas Year, memory justice and truth” the administration of President Cristina Fernandez is working for a major rally and demonstration of ‘rank and file” Malvinas veterans in Buenos Aires next 2 April, 30th anniversary of the Falklands/Malvinas invasion.

Saturday, October 29th 2011 - 05:08 UTC

Argentina had no chance in the Malvinas war: it was fighting the ‘Holy Alliance’

A spurious purpose taking advantage of a sacred cause for the Argentines, says Yoffre

“Malvinas is a sacred cause for the Argentines used by the military with a spurious purpose: to remain in power” according to Juan Bautista ‘Tata’ Yoffre author of the recently launched book “1982” on the Falklands/Malvinas conflict.

Wednesday, October 19th 2011 - 07:23 UTC

After the Falklands war, Brazil helped repatriate Argentine repressor jailed in the UK

“Death angel” Captain Astiz provided the Task Force with its first victory in South Georgia

The Brazilian dictatorship mediated before London in 1982 to have Navy Captain and notorious repressor Alfredo Astiz, repatriated to Argentina from Britain, where he had been flown after he surrendered the South Georgia garrison to the British Task Force.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 09:13 UTC

How the Argentine military to save a collapsing regime, planned the Malvinas invasion war

Galtieri receives the presidential sash from Admiral Anaya

Juan B Yoffre, an Argentine journalist, businessman and politician (he was Intelligence chief for two years with former President Carlos Menem) has written a book “1982” on the Falklands/Malvinas conflict where he reveals how the idea of the military invasion was secretly elaborated and implemented.

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