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Tierra del Fuego questions making Malvinas Veterans Day, April 2, a floating holiday

Friday, January 27th 2017 - 10:36 UTC
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 Cabinet chief Leonardo Gorbacz said that “April 2 must not be a floating holiday. We will be taking this position to the congressional two Houses committee”. Cabinet chief Leonardo Gorbacz said that “April 2 must not be a floating holiday. We will be taking this position to the congressional two Houses committee”.

Argentine province Tierra del Fuego announced its rejection to the government's decision to make national holiday Malvinas Veterans Day, 2 April, a floating holiday anticipating it will bring up the issue in Congress.

 Tierra del Fuego provincial government cabinet chief Leonardo Gorbacz made the announcement arguing that “April 2 must not be a floating holiday. We will be taking this position to the congressional two Houses committee”.

He added that Malvinas Veterans and Fallen in combat Day “is a very deep poignant feeling for the people of Tierra del Fuego”, and anticipated the provincial government will be working in all fields, at the right institutional levels, as it did when Buenos Aires tried to cut the refunding for operations from Patagonia ports.

Nevertheless chief cabinet Gorbacz recalled that at provincial level rules Law 362 which establishes that April 2 is a provincial holiday which guarantees it is unmovable, “but we want it to be this way for the whole of Argentina given the relevance it represents for the people of Tierra del Fuego”.

April 2, is when the Argentine military invaded and occupied for several weeks the Falkland Islands back in 1982.

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  • Gismo

    By all means celebrate “Malvinas” Day and see yourselves as martyrs to intolerance and fascism. Argentina must learn to live with people of different ethnicity and background. It was British investment and management that created Argentina in the first place. Not corrupt latino fascists. Watch and learn.

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 02:04 pm +7
  • Jack Bauer

    Why do the Argies insist on celebrating such a humiliating defeat ? If at least, to remind them not to try it again, it might be of some use...

    Jan 27th, 2017 - 04:22 pm +5
  • Gismo

    The Brits and the Falkland Islanders would have lot more respect for the Argies if they apologised and cleared up the minefields they left behind. We don't expect it because we don't have any respect for them. The Chileans do have our respect.

    Jan 28th, 2017 - 03:21 pm +5
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