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Wednesday, July 2nd 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Former Argentine minister blasts Cobos for Falklands trip; passport controversy

Taiana said he “never went and will never go” to the Falklands because Argentine passports must be stamped once arriving in the Islands

Argentina's former foreign minister Jorge Taiana described lawmaker and presidential hopeful Julio Cleto Cobos current visit to the Falkland Islands totally “irresponsible” and 'without consultation'. He also blasted the fact that the lawmaker would have his Argentine passport stamped by the government of the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 23:48 UTC

UK Europe minister Lidington toured Gibraltar/Spain border with Picardo

Lidington's visit comes ahead of a second inspection by a team of EC officials

Britain’s Europe Minister David Lidington toured the Gibraltar border on Monday evening and received an on-the-spot briefing from Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on the human impact of Spanish controls.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 02:44 UTC

Prince Harry ends his three-day visit to Chile

President Michelle Bachelet welcome Prince Harris at the Governement House

Britain's Prince Harry, on the last day of a three-day official visit to Chile, joked and played with handicapped children on Sunday. The prince, joined by Social Development Minister Maria Fernanda Villegas, was all smiles and appeared relaxed with the little ones at the Friends of Jesus children's facility.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:43 UTC

Swire on a five-day visit of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia

Minister Hugo Swire

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire was on a five day visit to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia this week, following recent elections in both countries and with the purpose of expanding political and trade relations.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 01:46 UTC

UK Europe minister expected in Gibraltar to witness first hand delays at border crossing to Spain

David Lidington's visit comes in advance of a return by the EC to review progress at the border

The Minister for Europe, David Lidington, will visit Gibraltar on Monday 30 June and Tuesday 1 July. The visit will enable the Minister to visit the Gibraltar-Spain border to witness first-hand the continuing delays at the crossing, to hold discussions with HM Government of Gibraltar, and to meet a wide range of the people of Gibraltar.

Monday, June 23rd 2014 - 22:14 UTC

Hugo Swire visits Costa Rica to meet the new government officials

Foreign minister Manuel Antonio Gonzalez received Swire

The British Minister of State for Latin America, Hugo Swire, arrived to Costa Rica on Monday June for his first official visit to the Central American country and the British Government’s first audience with the new government since the inauguration of President Luis Guillermo Solis on 8 May 2014.

Saturday, June 21st 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Cristina Fernandez took time to pick on the Falklands at her 'dialogue' speech

“Someday our Malvinas  will be recovered. There is no colonialism that lasts so many centuries” (Pic Telam)

Cristina Fernandez on her Friday Flag Day speech in which she lowered usual rhetoric and asked US Judge Thomas Griesa for negotiations with the holdout hedge funds, picked on the Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute to channel her fury and forecasted there “is no colonialism that can last so many centuries, eventually they fall”.

Thursday, June 19th 2014 - 01:43 UTC

Ambassador Castro on an official visit to Ulster; McGuinness said he supports “Argentina” in the Cup

According to the Argentine embassy release, “McGuinness expressed Sinn Féin's support for Argentina's rights over the Malvinas”

The Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alicia Castro made an official visit to Northern Ireland where she was received by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. They agreed on stressing the importance of dialogue and called for ties between both parties to be strengthened.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 23:25 UTC

UK minister arrives in Brazil to cheer for England and promote business and tourism

As the Equalities minister, Ms Grant will see some of Brazil's sport social inclusion programs that are making 'such a difference to people’s lives'

UK Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities Helen Grant arrives in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to cheer for the English team in the World Cup, and to share experience and promote the values and policies that transform social reality.

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.

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