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Malvinas Day will be remembered every 2 April in Puerto Argentino (Stanley), when sovereignty is recovered

Monday, September 11th 2017 - 09:47 UTC
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The Argentine Senate has approved a bill establishing the Day of the Malvinas War Veteran and Fallen, which will be remembered every April 2nd in the Tierra del Fuego city of Puerto Argentino (Stanley, Falkland Islands), once sovereignty over the Islands is recovered. Until then the event will take place in the city of Ushuaia, capital of the Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands province. Read full article


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  • Idlehands

    A good day for the annual air defence missile tests.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Brit Bob

    ”All across the Argentine territory every 2 April there are poignant ceremonies to honor Malvinas war Veterans and Fallen, and undoubtedly it is the Tierra del Fuego city of Puerto Argentino (Stanley) which concentrates the unmovable feeling of all the inhabitants of our motherland and thus once recovered sovereignty over our Islas Malvinas, it will be the irredeemable piece of our soil that will be the adequate frame to honor all our compatriots that have been fighting for them for 184 years“

    Always a good deed to remember and honour the fallen.

    If there is nothing to take to an international courts the claim can only be described as illegitimate. Argentina's Illegitimate Sovereignty Claims:

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • DemonTree

    Wow. Just Wow.

    Nothing says sympathy and respect like planning to come to someone's home every year and commemorate that time you invaded and conquered them.

    If Argentina is so committed to 'recovering the islands peacefully', why don't they plan to celebrate that day in Stanley instead? And for that matter, maybe Argentina could have the courtesy to use the inhabitant's own name for the town they founded and built rather than inventing their own.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • darragh

    And does he expect the Falkland Islanders to join in with this 'celebration' or will it be after ethnic cleansing is completed.

    What an arrogant arsewipe!!!

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Mr Ed

    Why not make 2nd April 'Annual Trident Target Day', when the Royal Navy put Buenos Aires' co-ordinates into the said missiles? Then we could remind them that one attempted genocide (for that was what the invasion was), could be met by another.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Roger Lorton

    Once? Hahahahahaha

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • TerryB

    Good that they should remember all the members of the Argentine Armed Forces killed on that fateful day in 1982. Especially those denied by the then Government. That is a parade ehich will never happen in Stanley whilst I and fellow memvers of the Class of 82 still draw breath.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Swede

    Every country may of course honour their fallen soldiers. But in Argentina they not only honour their dead, but they also celebrate the war they started and lost. Just think if Germany would do such a thing, celebrating the outbreak of WWII as “The Day of Heroes of the Polish Campaign”. That will of course never happen, because the Germans have learnt the lessons from their dark history. Time for the Argentines to do the same.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse +6
  • GALlamosa

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ! These idiots clearly do not have enough to do.

    Honour your war dead by all means, but you won't be doing it here.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • gordo1

    Are they serious? Is this report verified? Surely this idiotic behaviour shows how inept these people are?

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Usurping British Pirate

    How about a counter celebration in Stanley called 'we have all the oil and are going to exploit it'.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Capt Rockhopper

    The Islanders will celebrate their freedom every day and any Argentines who visit the islands should be made to apologise in order to apply for a visa and visit the islands. In days of old that declaration would be taken as declaration of war. We should offer the islanders full independence then invite them to become a full member of the Union. The could replace the Scots if they vote to leave. In fact we should invite all the BoTs to join the Union.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Martin Woodhead

    Looks like a good idea for the queen Elizabeth and prince of wales to visit the Falklands. Argentina continue to be stupid.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 12:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Livepeanuts

    On April 2nd if there is anything that is not sad to be remembered, is the fact that the Argentine dictatorship gave its first and irrevocable step to its total military defeat. The bloody dictatorship which killed more Argentines than any foreign power in the worst possible ways, the military from Argentina who had bombed Buenos Aires more than any other foreign power was writing its last chapter, the chapter of its defeat on the Falkland Islands, giving democracy to the Falklands and to Argentina.
    The defeat of the Dictatorship avoided an even bloodier war with Chile and which would have engulfed many countries of South America.
    One thousand martyrs fell in this fight for freedom and against the tyrany of the bloody Dictators in Buenos Aires, 649 of them were Argentine, mostly teenagers sent by their Dictator to die for him and distract the internal public opinion of Argentina from the catastrophe which their rule had produced. This distraction was to be the invasion of a peaceful foreign country, without provocations, with virtually no defenses, in peace time and during conversations, all in all a treacherous invasion and attack on an ally.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +6
  • Don Alberto

    “when sovereignty is recovered” - at long last.

    I am so pleased to see that Argentina is going to return Chaco, Formosa and parts of Misiones to Paraguay and all of Patagonia to the indigenous peoples.

    What else can they mean by sovereignty *recovered*?

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Marti Llazo

    Foolish events might be better acknowledged on April 1 in many of the more serious countries.

    In Argentina, it's Fools Day all year.

    Maybe there should be a plaza in Tierra del Fuego to recognise Argentina's only measurable success there, commemorating its thorough annihilation of the indigenous people on those islands.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • adelfa1

    No wonder your country can't move bin in the world
    Your politicians are all passing stupid laws in things that will either never happen or are mythical
    Have you spoken to Chile about passing laws it it's malvinas island and changing the name of one of its towns
    Remember Argentina
    The malvinas are chiles
    The falkland islands have a capital called Port Stanley
    But they are also a self governing territory of the UK and have nothing to do with TDF so why do your politicians keep wasting time and energy nothing

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Ann Other

    Britain could send Lord Lucan to the parade to represent HMG.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Clyde15

    They are going to have a L-O-N-G wait. Round about the time Hell freezes.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Lautaro

    Already here...

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “ Lautaro”

    A nick with chileno national hero weighs in.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • JoJo

    You know what, I never knew we were still a colony. I thought this changed many years ago. As far as I remember we have been and are a self-governing overseas territory with a modern relationship with the UK based on mutual respect.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Marti Llazo

    Tierra del Fuego doesn't realise that it's just a colony. And it will be returned to the British within 25 years.

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • JoJo

    and a penal colony at that!

    Sep 11th, 2017 - 10:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Faulconbridge

    Which day is dedicated to celebrating the Argentine civilians gallantly killed by the Argentine armed forces at about the same time?

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • DemonTree

    24th March, the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice.

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 07:53 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Stoker

    LOL ain't just a river in Egypt ;-D

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    They have that many remembrance days so no time to work and help Argentina to leave the third world.Generally they are named after someone.

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Clyde15

    They really can't have much to do with their lives. This seems to be a local industry making up for no employment.

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 08:54 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Swede

    Every such bizarre law created by bizarre lawmakers is an argument for strong defence of the F.I.

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Mr Peanuts. The Falkland Islands was already a democracy in 1982, we didn't need the war to give it to us, though we have taken the post war opportunities to substantially strengthen our economy and the extent of internal self-government. That aside, thank you for your thoughtful analysis.

    Sep 12th, 2017 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • ajoknoblauch

    Stanley is not part of Tierra del Fuego, and it's truly ironic that anybody in Argentina - let alone those on the left of the spectrum - would want to celebrate a reckless action by the country's most vicious military dictatorship.

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 02:56 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Marti Llazo

    Argentina, by and large, does not operate under the normal boundaries of reality and reason. The national intellect, if we can call it that, is underpinned by a curious mixture of extreme distortion of neurospsychological functions, excessively loud levels of rude and confused speech even in the rare absence of chemical additives, a degree of hallucination and other altered perception typically associated with the combination of acute hypoxia and elevated levels of intracranial pressure, and the sort of endless appetite for the cradling consolations of improbable myth that would shame the most primitive of prehistoric tribes.

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 03:45 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Clyde15

    OUCH !!!!!

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 08:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ajoknoblauch

    In other words, Marti Llazo, you think the Argentines resemble Brexiteers.

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “Malvinas Day will be remembered every 2 April in Puerto Argentino (Stanley), when sovereignty is recovered”
    Meanwhile back in the camp the Islanders should hold a ‘remembrance’ to remind the world at large how Argentina has the honour to be one of a few rogue nations that has been in complete breach of the UN Charter and a subsequent resolution which was binding under international law. Noting their continued hostility, which is a further breach of the UN Charter.

    Sep 13th, 2017 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    TH: “ ...Argentina has the honour to be one of a few rogue nations ...”

    Hence the reference to Argentina as the North Korea of South America.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 02:40 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • SkippyVonBraun

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 04:37 am - Link - Report abuse -5
  • gordo1

    SkippyVonBraun (and all your aliases)

    Thank you for proving ALL the points that Marti Llazo makes in his two above postings.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 06:54 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Konrad Kurse

    ”Malvinas Day will be remembered every 2 April in Puerto Argentino (Stanley), when sovereignty is usurped once more”

    There, fixed that for you.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 08:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Fixed what for whom ? The deluded citizens of U-shit-town ?

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Clyde 15, I think Konrad is another alias of Heppy, Topher etc etc etc Another Clown

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Yes, I realised that.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Surely not; he changed the headline from 'recovered' sovereignty to 'usurped' sovereignty, so he obviously doesn't agree with the Malvinistas.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Marti Llazo

    The colony formerly known as Argentine Tierra del Fuego will be soon returned to British sovereignty. Effective immediately, the following place names are to be noted and respected: Bridges Pass remains Bridges Pass. York Bay remains York Bay. Gardiner Island is still Gardiner Island. Moat Bay is still Moat Bay. The Darwin Range remains the same. The Beagle Channel remains the Beagle Channel. Buckland Mountain is still Buckland Mountain. Cook Cove is still Cook Cove. Tolhuin is now correctly known as East Hobbiton. Monte Condor is now called Sparrow Hill. Formerly named Lago Fagnano is now Piddlehinton Pond. What used to be Río Grande is properly known as Sharkeyville.

    What was formerly known as Ushuaia is now named Port Thatcher.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • DemonTree

    “Monte Condor is now called Sparrow Hill.”

    Nice. :) I think we should keep the current names though; changing names is a sign of insecurity, it's always poor countries that want us to change the names we use. Germany doesn't demand to be called Deutschland, the French don't complain when we say Brittany.

    Sep 14th, 2017 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Mr Ed
    ”Why not make 2nd April 'Annual Trident Target Day', when the Royal Navy put Buenos Aires'

    Good luck with that :-)))

    ”Royal Navy a 'laughing stock' with three quarters of its warships out of action and 'struggling to protect British citizens'

    Sep 15th, 2017 - 03:59 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Clyde15

    I think you will find that any problems do NOT affect the launching of Trident missiles

    In the same paper another article which you seem to have missed from your “selective” posting. I wonder how that could be. Could it be that as a Troll you are scouring the news for any anti-British sentiments that you can find to propagate under your various Troll aliases .

    Sep 15th, 2017 - 07:08 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Konrad Kurse

    Demontree's right - I'm not related to Nostrils etc, I used to be “CKurse30k”, then I decided to change to something less subtle.

    Sorry about the childish remark, thought I'd counter Skippy's usual “25 years” bullshit.

    Seriously though - we all know there's only two equitable ways to solve the dispute. Either Argentina takes it to the ICJ or drops it forever. Hell, if they made an offer of ICJ arbitration at the C24, that would probably have more impact than their repetition of the Malvinas Lie.

    If they're not willing to take the appropriate steps to resolve the dispute in a reasonable matter, why bother talking about “recovery” if not just to attack the legitimate inhabitants of the Falkland Islands, something they claimed they'd stop?

    Sep 15th, 2017 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • grimbler

    I was rather interested in their claim to Antartica as a part of Ushaiia province, seriously how many other nations do they want to piss off?

    Sep 15th, 2017 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    And let us not forget Argentina's claim to oil rights on the moon (administratively a part of the Tierra del Fuego province).

    Sep 15th, 2017 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Leonardo Martini

    Argentinians are all the same...our “brothes”...i don't see them like that...and we have the same problem with them for the island of Martin Garcia if you check on google map...they have stole our even is on our fucking side of the for me...falklands are british :)

    Sep 17th, 2017 - 06:15 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    Leo, the argentines are famous for stealing islands. Or trying to.

    Sep 17th, 2017 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Marquitos Alejandrito

    Up to your juvenile behaviour again? I believe you'll find that the Royal Navy is, still, the third most powerful navy in the world. Does Argentina has a effective navy yet?

    Sep 17th, 2017 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Gordito, there is no word in argentensis for “ effective.”

    Sep 17th, 2017 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • gordo1

    Hammerblow - one floating vessel would make a navy for Argentina - ¿de acuerdo?

    Sep 17th, 2017 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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