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Friday, February 24th 2012 - 19:14 UTC

The Malvinas/Falklands: diplomacy interrupted

Sean Penn blames the press for his misunderstanding of the Falklands dispute

Sending Prince William to the Malvinas, or Falkland Islands, gives out a message of intimidation. By Sean Penn

Friday, February 24th 2012 - 07:46 UTC

Argentine claims of Falklands’ ‘militarization’ is ‘unfounded and baseless’

Ambassador Lyall-Grant sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon explaining Falklands’ British sovereignty

Argentine claims that the UK is ‘militarizing’ the South Atlantic and the Falklands are ‘unfounded’ and ‘baseless’ according to a letter from British ambassador Mark Lyall-Grant addressed to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Thursday, February 23rd 2012 - 05:14 UTC

Mujica says presence of Prince William in Malvinas is not a ‘nice’ gesture

Uruguay’s president underlines support for Argentina’s claim

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said that the presence of Prince William, heir to the British Crown, in the Malvinas Islands is a gesture “not at all nice” and called for the dispute with Argentina not to become military because it’s no good for anybody, least for the region.

Thursday, February 16th 2012 - 04:47 UTC

US disregards Argentine claim of UK’s Falklands’ and South Atlantic ‘militarization’

“British naval capacity is normal and is typical for this time of year” said Ms Nuland

It took a couple of days but finally on Wednesday US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the US “has no concerns” about the alleged ‘militarization’ of the South Atlantic which was denounced by Argentina last week before the United Nations at three different levels.

Friday, February 10th 2012 - 01:01 UTC

Timerman on Friday formalizes at UN complaint against UK ‘militarization’ of Malvinas dispute

The Argentine minister is scheduled to meet with Ambassador Kodjo Menan, president of the Security Council

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez gave instructions for the formal complaint before the United Nations accusing the United Kingdom of ‘militarization’ of the South Atlantic and Malvinas Islands be presented on Friday, according to a release from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Wednesday, February 8th 2012 - 23:28 UTC

Argentina has no more claim to the Falklands than Canada does to Alaska

George Grant is a Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society in London

Argentina has no more claim to the Falklands than Canada does to Alaska Giving the Falkland Islands to Argentina makes as much sense as giving Alaska to Canada: none whatsoever, says George Grant.

Saturday, February 4th 2012 - 17:25 UTC

Flight Lt. Wales takes up his duties in the Falkland Islands

Prince William at 1564 Flt Search&Rescue offices in Mount Pleasent Complex

Flt Lt Wales has commenced his duties as an RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter pilot in the Falkland Islands providing Search and Rescue cover for both the civilian and military population.

Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 16:18 UTC

Deployment of Prince William in Falklands is a routine mission, says MoD

Defence Minister Hammond: The Prince is on a humanitarian mission training focused on the search and rescue.”

UK’s Defence Minister Philip Hammond reiterated Friday that the deployment of Prince Williams to the Falkland Islands is a routine mission planned long ago, and rejected suggestions the decision to send the heir to the throne to the region represented an escalation of the UK's position.

Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 06:08 UTC

Malvinas dispute helps ‘to distract UK public opinion’ from serious domestic problems

Argentine Vice-president Boudou points to UK unemployment and Scotland’s referendum

The UK is taking advantage of the diplomatic conflict escalade with Argentina over the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute to distract public opinion from serious domestic problems such as unemployment, said Argentine Vice-president Amado Boudou.

Friday, February 3rd 2012 - 04:56 UTC

Flight Lieutenant William Wales is “in the Falklands to do a job”

Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands Brigadier Bill Aldridge: “no change to the alert state”

“There are certain people that we would just like to allow to get on with their job if that’s possible, and give them the opportunity to see as much of the Falklands as they possibly can” Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands Brigadier Bill Aldridge said this week when asked about the deployment of Prince William to the Falkland Islands as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot.


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