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Mrs. Kirchner will head Malvinas commemoration April 2 in Ushuaia

Monday, March 29th 2010 - 18:54 UTC
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The monument to the Malvinas fallen in Ushuaia The monument to the Malvinas fallen in Ushuaia

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head next Friday April 2 in Ushuaia commemorations to honour Malvinas veterans and those fallen during the 1982 conflict over the Falklands with Britain, according to Tierra del Fuego press reports.

The ceremony is scheduled at 11:00 Friday morning at the foot of the monument to the Malvinas fallen, next to the Beagle Channel. Mrs. Cristina Kirchner will lay a flower wreath on the plaque with names of all those who lost their lives during the Falklands conflict in 1982.

A representative from the Malvinas veterans, Tierra del Fuego governor Fabiana Rios and finally Cristina Kirchner will be making speeches on the occasion.

Apparently following the ceremony Mrs. Kirchner will walk up to the Beagle channel where she will drop flower petals to honour the over one thousand combatants who died during and after the conflict with the UK.

Argentina officially lost 649 combatants in the war but several hundred more have since committed suicide anguished by suffering, oblivion, stress and abandonment.

Most Argentine combatants are buried at the Darwin cenotaph which was officially inaugurated last year by two groups of Malvinas families that travelled on successive weeks to the Falkland Islands.

The presidential delegation includes Defence minister Nilda Garré and Interior minister Florencio Randazzo.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • nitrojuan

    Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Anarctica & South Atlantic Islands. Falklands is the fantasy name used by brit invasors to the “Malvinas Islands” since 1833 and until the recover of our islands. The fueguinean feels that is next to happend.

    Mar 30th, 2010 - 06:55 pm 0
  • jorge!

    Not only the fueguineans Nitro. Many people feel the same way.

    Mar 30th, 2010 - 11:31 pm 0
  • globetrotter

    Strange....the first European settlers of any quantity in Ushuaia were serbs, and croats in the majority with a sprinnkling of Swiss, convicts and other nationalities....going a bit further north, the oldest known European settlement in Patagonia is called Estancia Emerson...hmmm wonder who they were?

    Apr 02nd, 2010 - 11:16 am 0
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