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Cristina Fernandez to lead main Malvinas war commemoration from Ushuaia

Tuesday, March 27th 2012 - 11:25 UTC
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The president is also scheduled to inaugurate a cenotaph and memorial with the names of Argentine combatants killed in the conflict  The president is also scheduled to inaugurate a cenotaph and memorial with the names of Argentine combatants killed in the conflict

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will head next 2 April the main ceremony remembering the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas war when Argentine forces invaded the Falklands and held them for 74 days until ousted by a British Task Force

The commemoration takes place in the midst of renewed tension between Argentina and the UK over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty.

On April 2, President Cristina Fernandez, the ministerial cabinet, members of Congress, governors and former Malvinas veterans will hold the main ceremony in the city of Ushuaia which under the 1994 Argentine constitution has jurisdiction over the Malvinas and other South Atlantic islands.

Unasur presidents have been invited to the ceremony but the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry has not confirmed any attendance so far.

Cristina Fernandez is scheduled to read a message on national television to all of Argentina at the foot of the Monument to the Fallen in the Malvinas war and again will accuse the UK of not complying with UN resolutions calling for a bilateral dialogue to find a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute.

The president is also expected to again accuse the UK for its anachronistic colonial scheme and of exploiting natural resources belonging to Argentina and which stand 12.000 kilometres away from the UK.

Other activities in Ushuaia include the inauguration of a cenotaph with an eternal flame and a memorial wall with the names of the 649 Argentine combatants that lost their lives during the South Atlantic conflict.

The official acts also include joint vigils the night of April first in the cities of Ushuaia and Rio Gallegos with the participation of national and provincial officials. Both cities were involved as military bases in the Malvinas war which started when the Argentine forces invaded in 2 April 1982 the Islands.

Three decades after a humiliating defeat which cost hundreds of lives mostly of Argentine conscripts, numerous commemorations are programmed throughout the whole of Argentina.
 

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  • GreekYoghurt

    KFC: “Today in Ushuaia we're celebrating a war we lost, and blaming it on the Junta so we can claim it didn't happen and we Argentinians didn't want it even though we lined the streets asking for war, and supported the international terrorist group the condors”
    Argentinians: “WAR IS PEACE, SLAVERY IS FREEDOM,IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”
    KFC: “Now we're going to peacefully invade our land in the Atlantic, Africa and Antarctic and make IT OURS UNDER THE BANNER OF THE GREAT LEADER! SEIG HEIL SEIG HEIL SEIG HEIL”
    *Maximo's Le Camping goose step past*
    Argentinians: “WAR IS PEACE, SLAVERY IS FREEDOM,IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:11 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    Oh goody! In Britain, we stand in SILENCE to commemorate our war dead. Possibly after a prayer. In argieland, they have to have a political speech by a crim slut. Perhaps we could join in. We could blow down your wall and blow out your “eternal” flame. On the subject of “eternal” flames, do you have enough gas? Will you be able to pay the gas bill?

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:16 pm 0
  • stick up your junta

    belonging to Argentina and which stand 12.000 kilometres away from the UK.

    Isla Martín García is an Argentine island off the Río de la Plata coast of Uruguay. The Argentine exclave island is within the boundaries of Uruguayan waters

    Mar 27th, 2012 - 12:22 pm 0
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