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United Kingdom
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.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 05:38 UTC

Support for Argentina's 'Malvinas question' in the G77 plus China summit

Cristina Fernández attended the two-day summit which also included UN Ban Ki moon

The G77 plus China extraordinary summit which took place in Bolivia over the weekend approved two statements in support of Argentina's position in the 'Malvinas Islands question' and a second referred to the current conflict with holdout hedge funds, a long running litigation that has reached the US Supreme Court. Argentine president Cristina Fernández attended the Santa Cruz de la Sierra event.

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 08:44 UTC

Falklands on Liberation Day pledges to preserve 'our homeland' despite Argentina's efforts

The 2013 referendum sent an unequivocal and powerful message to the world about our determination to steer our own future

The Falkland Islands on Liberation Day pledged to continue developing its economy “for the benefit of our people, and for the preservation of our homeland”, despite the Argentine government's concerted efforts “to stifle our economic and political development over the last ten years”.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Cristina Fernandez opens Malvinas museum, a living commitment to end colonialism

The Argentine president during the official opening of the museum

Argentine President Cristina Fernández had strong words for the UK government, as she headed on Tuesday the inauguration of the Malvinas Museum at the ex-ESMA detention centre, where thousands were illegally held prisoners and tortured during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

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