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Montevideo, March 26th 2019 - 19:17 UTC

Relatives of identified Argentine combatants visit cemetery in Falklands; accord not to fly defaced Argentine flags

Thursday, March 14th 2019 - 08:12 UTC
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Sixty-five next of kin of Argentine combatants buried in the Falkland Islands and whose remains were recently identified, visited the Argentine military cemetery at Darwin to pay their respects and pray next to the graves of their loved ones. Read full article

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  • FitzRoy

    The Argentine Military Cemetery is not at, or in, Darwin. It is not even visible from Darwin which is about 5 miles away.

    Mar 14th, 2019 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • portman

    True. Darwin happens to be the closest settlement to the Argie military cemetery and the land belonged to Darwin Harbour farm. There is a local cemetery even closer to Darwin which is properly known as Darwin Cemetery.

    Mar 14th, 2019 - 12:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Chicureo

    “the significance of separating politics from the right of a soldier who puts on his country's uniform and dies in battle under orders, to a decent final resting place, regardless of the colour of his uniform”

    Well spoken!

    Mar 14th, 2019 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Roger Lorton

    Supposed to be a quiet nip in and out. Since when did a gun salute, a Piper (according to Infobae - “Knock, knock, knock , the boots of the Scottish Guard sound on the perimeter of Darwin's cemetery. Dressed in their dress uniforms, seven British soldiers raise their weapons and pay homage. The long and sad notes of a bagpipe cross the tears and prayers of the families of the fallen. Two real bagpipers interpret the lament.”), and a Trumpet get involved?

    According to MLA Leona Roberts on Facebook no flag of any description was supposed to be on display so it seems unlikely that the musicians and gunners from MPA were approved.

    While Mr. Ambassador Mark Kent is taking the credit, someone is taking the Michael.

    Mar 14th, 2019 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    MLAs like so many polticians have short memories- Several time sn the last 5-8 years they have been asked- pleaded with by upset Islands to make it illegal to display the Arg flag anywhere in the islands as it is a country that remains active in trying to take us over.
    Every time they weasled out with a string of excuses.

    Mar 14th, 2019 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Champions of the people seem to turn into weasels five minutes after getting voted in. Same in the UK. Open Government is some kind of fairy story.

    Mar 14th, 2019 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Personally..., I preferred it without the sun...
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-wordpress-client-uploads/infobae-wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/13205128/Islas-Malvinas-Cementerio-Darwin-13-03-19-122.jpg

    Mar 15th, 2019 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse -1

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