The Argentine Senate has approved a bill establishing the Day of the Malvinas War Veteran and Fallen, which will be remembered every April 2nd in the Tierra del Fuego city of Puerto Argentino (Stanley, Falkland Islands), once sovereignty over the Islands is recovered. Until then the event will take place in the city of Ushuaia, capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands province.
Argentina formally inaugurated the Vega Pleyade gas and condensate deposit off the coast of Tierra del Fuego considered the most austral of its kind in the world, and which has been supplying the country with nine million cubic meters daily since February 2016. The well is operated by French Total (37.5%) together with Wintershall Energy (37.5%) and Panamerican South (25%), demanded an investment of 1.1bn dollars over three years.
The initiative from an Argentine member of Congress to create a flag for the Malvinas Islands was rejected by Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone, who recalled that the Malvinas Islands are an integral part of the province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.
The province of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina has made playing the Malvinas March mandatory at the end of all institutional, official and military ceremonies organized by any of the three branches of the provincial institutional structure.
Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone called the Falkland Islanders fueguinos and invited them to integrate based on respect for cultural diversity. Ms Bertone was addressing the crowd on Sunday at the Malvinas Fallen monument in Ushuaia on Sunday, 35th anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falklands and which according to the local calendar is the Malvinas Veterans and Fallen Day.
Argentina will cull 100,000 beavers which are devastating southern woodlands by gnawing down huge trees, officials said this week. The plague of big-toothed rodents has struck in the Tierra del Fuego province, a far southern region known as the End of the World.
Argentine Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone joined the group of protestors condemning the military exercises, including launching of Rapier missiles, announced by British forces stationed in the Falkland Islands, and accused London of acting in bad faith just a few days after releasing a joint statement with Argentina to improve relations.
Ushuaia remains as Antarctic gate king this 2016/2017 cruise season with 245 out of its 305 calls (45 vessels) heading for the extreme south ice covered continent, according to the data published by the Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute Infuetur. The season took off in early September with the arrival of Chilean flagged Stella Australis, and its 210 passengers heading for Cape Horn
Tierra del Fuego province deputy governor Juan Carlos Arcando had to be protected by the police and took refuge in the Legislature building in Ushuaia, following an attack by striking province and city personnel who for over two months have been protesting against a new retirement pensions' scheme.
Malvinas veterans expressed great displeasure with the official announcement that Argentine president Mauricio Macri will not be attending any of the programmed events in different cities and provinces on the 34th anniversary of the Argentine April 2 invasion of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, according to Buenos Aires media.