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Montevideo, April 26th 2018 - 11:29 UTC

Tag: Malvinas

  • Wednesday, April 4th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Falklands' veteran supports Everton Argentine player Funes Mori: “he is entitled to his opinion”

    Edward Denmark, who fought in the Falklands war, said it showed “integrity” for Ramiro Funes Mori to support his country

    A Falklands war veteran has said that Everton’s player Ramiro Funes Mori is “entitled to his opinion“ after a controversial tweet went viral. The Argentine defender posted, “Las Malvinas son argentinas” which translates as “the Falkland Islands are Argentine” on the anniversary of Argentina’s invasion of the Falklands, April 2nd.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 16:34 UTC

    Falkland Islands: It's Time for Adventure!

    The Falkland Islands...one of the last great wilderness destinations on the planet, where your trip becomes an adventure. Four wheel drives are our mode of transport, and our little planes will take you to islands abundant with penguins, albatrosses and petrels that are there for you alone to discover and enjoy.

  • Friday, February 16th 2018 - 09:35 UTC

    Falklands angry with National Geographic; demands apology to the Islands and its people

    National Geographic images were taken for an article which could not have been produced without the explicit support of the Falkland Islands Government. Photo: Paul Nicklen / National Geographic

    Anger has been expressed in the Falkland Islands this week over a letter which was sent to the Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego, Rosana Bertone, by a representative of the National Geographic Foundation. The letter, dated February 8, contains an apology for the appearance of the label ‘Falkland Islands’ instead of ‘Malvinas Islands’ on photos published on Instagram, which were taken here.

  • Friday, February 9th 2018 - 10:31 UTC

    National Geographic apologizes for publishing Malvinas pictures as from the Falklands

    Last January it was announced that National Geographic February 2018 would document the Falkland Islands' diverse ecosystem by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen.

    National Geographic has apologized to Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone for publishing in Instagram pictures identified as taken in the Falklands, instead of the Malvinas Islands. According to Ushuaia reports, aware of this situation, the Environment Secretary of Tierra del Fuego Mauro Pérez Toscani, on instructions from Ms Bertone addressed the National Geographic Foundation to express disappointment and demaning rectification of the Malvinas controversy.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2018 - 06:36 UTC

    Argentina recalls when Malvinas Islands were “illegally” occupied by British forces

    The moment the British flag is raised in the Falklands in 1833, recalled in a stamp

    In advance of January 3rd, when Argentina recalls the date in 1833 in which allegedly British forces “illegally” occupied the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands, the foreign ministry, Palacio San Martín, released a statement reaffirming its imprescriptible and inalienable sovereignty rights over the South Atlantic archipelago. This is the 185th anniversary of the event.

  • Saturday, October 29th 2016 - 10:24 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: Ibero-American summit supports Argentine claim and calls for dialogue with UK

    “The summit includes a communiqué with reference to the Malvinas question and the support for Argentina's claim”, anticipated Malcorra

    Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra thanked countries attending the XXV IberoAmerian summit in Colombia for their support to Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and the compliance of UN resolutions calling for dialogue with the UK. A brief release from the Argentine ministry said “we are grateful for the support we have received from the IberoAmerican space on the Malvinas question”.

  • Friday, October 7th 2016 - 11:17 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego province will be taken into account in all Falklands' issues

    “It was very positive for Tierra del Fuego to be present at the hearing and ask questions on the joint committee”, said deputy governor Arcando.

    Tierra del Fuego province will be taken into account in all issues referred to the Malvinas Islands, South Atlantic and Antarctica, the provincial deputy governor Juan Carlos Arcando said in Ushuaia following his attendance to Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra's Senate hearing in Buenos Aires on Wednesday morning.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

    Malvinas has “an enormous emotional content” but “my duty is to advance dialogue in all issues”

    ”The intention of the government (of president Mauricio Macri) was to sit and discuss all issues, including Malvinas” despite furious criticisms from the opposition

    Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that the Falklands/Malvinas issue has “an enormous emotional content”, but as her country's main diplomat her duty is to ensure a dialogue that can advance, in the best possible way, on all issues. The minister also described the Mercosur relation with Brazil as “inexorable”, which is beyond ideologies underlining the significance of Brazil's Michel Temer recent visit to Argentina.

  • Tuesday, September 6th 2016 - 17:56 UTC

    Aerolineas official magazine refers to the Islands as the Falklands

    In an interview with one of Argentina's leading best-selling authors and historian, Felipe Pigna the English version of the magazine, turns Malvinas into Falklands

    Argentina's flag carrier Aerolineas Argentinas has been caught with its official bi-lingual magazine, “Alta”, committing a major “sin”. The magazine can be found in all aircraft seat pockets and in a reference to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the company apparently apologized for having committed a “translation excess”.

  • Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    Falkland Islanders must be addressed ”as Argentines or foreigners living in (mainland) Argentina”

    Macri believes sovereignty discussions on the Islands remain an exclusive dialogue with London, in the framework of the United Nations.

    The Falkland Islands and Falkland Islanders must be addressed as if they were Argentines or foreigners living in mainland Argentina, which means a more “normal relation” with the Islands including extending healthcare services, education and even greater air connectivity, according to the latest column from Martin Dinatale, editor in chief of La Nacion who in a previous piece revealed the “humanitarian approach” the government of Mauricio Macri has in mind on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

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