Tag: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Argentina pressing Francis over Falklands' dispute, says Vatican expert

Ambassador Castro has asked for a private audience with Pope Francis, which was scheduled for last week

Vatican officials are becoming increasingly irritated with the Argentine government after its ambassador to Britain, who is a vocal critic of the UK policy regarding the Falkland Islands, requested a private audience with the Argentine born pontiff, reports a piece by Edward Pentin, published by Newsmax.com.

Wednesday, April 30th 2014 - 09:03 UTC

Malvinas next of kin ceremony to remember the sinking of 'General Belgrano'

The sinking of the old cruiser was Argentina's greatest single loss of lives in the conflict

The Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands next of kin commission and the Cruiser “General Belgrano-last crew” association will be honoring next Friday 2 May the 323 crew members of the Argentine man-of-war sunk during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict in 1982.

Friday, January 3rd 2014 - 05:56 UTC

Falklands' war Regan/Thatcher fake tape had CIA and MI6 in disarray for months

A clumsy operation to tarnish two strong dedicated allies

A fake tape of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher arguing over the Falklands War had the British secret services scrambling to identify the culprits, archive files released Friday showed. The tape, supposedly a telephone recording of then US president Reagan and the British prime minister, was anonymously sent to several Dutch newspapers during the 1983 UK general election.

Tuesday, October 15th 2013 - 08:11 UTC

Release of Margaret Thatcher personal papers of 1983

The Iron Lady with former president Ronald Reagan

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's 1983 papers were opened at the Churchill College Archives Centre (Cambridge) and online on the website of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation in October 2013.

Friday, October 11th 2013 - 13:34 UTC

Falklands’ government plans a memorial bust of Baroness Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher is revered as the Liberator of the Falklands

The Falkland Islands Government is in the process of commissioning a sculptor to create a memorial bust of Baroness Thatcher. The project follows a public consultation held in the Falkland Islands as to how best to commemorate the late Margaret Thatcher. The high number of responses received demonstrates the high regard in which she is held in the Falkland Islands.

Monday, August 19th 2013 - 12:52 UTC

Margaret Thatcher documents: King Juan Carlos in no rush to recover Gibraltar because of Morocco threat

King Hassan: if Spain moves Gibraltar, Morocco moves on Ceuta and Melilla

Spain’s King Juan Carlos told Margaret Thatcher’s most senior official at least twice that “it was not in fact in the interests of Spain to recover Gibraltar soon, even if it were possible.” Instead he agreed with the United Kingdom that it was for Spain to make herself attractive to the Gibraltarian people.

Monday, August 5th 2013 - 15:55 UTC

Falklands send condolences to family and friends of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward

Sandy Woodward (left) arriving aboard HMS Hermes to assume command of the Falklands task force in 1982. (Photo: PA)

In a brief message Gilbert House, seat of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly made public its condolences to the family and friends of Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward who was commander of the carrier force sent to recover the Falklands invaded and occupied by Argentine forces.

Monday, June 17th 2013 - 06:51 UTC

Falklands’ conflict depicted in opera ‘Allies’ based on Pinochet-Thatcher relationship

The famous picture of Thatcher when she visited Pinochet at his house arrest in England

The relationship between former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has been turned into an opera which opened in Paris for a five-night run. “Allies” revolves around a televised 1999 meeting of the two late leaders when Pinochet was being held under house arrest in Britain.

Thursday, June 13th 2013 - 17:17 UTC

Falkland Islands asserts their democratic rights

MLA Dick Sawle addressed the reception with a special tribute to Falklands’ heroes: Lady Thatcher and Sir Rex Hunt

The remarkable transformation of the Falkland Islands into the democratic, prosperous, hardworking community of today was applauded by hundreds of supporters gathered in London for the annual reception in London marking the liberation of the Islands from Argentine invasion and occupation in 1982.

Thursday, June 13th 2013 - 07:09 UTC

Falklands and Ascension coins to commemorate the life of Lady Thatcher

A recent portrait of Baroness Thatcher and the obverse with an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Falkland Islands and Ascension Island have released two coins from Pobjoy Mint to commemorate the life of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher who passed away at the age of 87 on 8 April 2013.

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