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Military parade and Malvinas Veterans march to celebrate Argentina's independence

Tuesday, July 9th 2019 - 10:15 UTC
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President Macri will be attending the Independence Day events with his vice president candidate Senator Angel Pichetto President Macri will be attending the Independence Day events with his vice president candidate Senator Angel Pichetto

Some four thousand troops, including Malvinas Veterans will be marching this Tuesday in the posh district of Palermo in Buenos Aires, as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Last year the parade was cancelled because of budget problems.

The parade on the 203 anniversary will include tanks, armored vehicles and the fly pass by some sixteen aircraft.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin with a display from the different military bands, one from each of the services, plus Federal Police, Gendarmerie and the Coast Guard.

The parade itself will include contingents from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Federal Police, Air terminals security, Gendarmerie, Coast Guard, foreign participants and the Malvinas Veterans will march along the wide avenues of Palermo..

The ceremony will be closed by a fly pass from the Air Force including fighter, transport, training, observation aircraft plus helicopters.

Last July the festivity was cancelled because of budget restrictions in the midst of a scenario of strong financial instability with Argentines dropping their Pesos and taking refuge in the US dollar, which finally almost doubled its price in the local currency.

This is election year in Argentina and spirits are concentrated in the campaign and a framework of stability and recovery

President Mauricio Macri will take advantage of the opportunity to make the official presentation of his vice/president candidate in his reelection ticket for next October. Macri will fly to Tucuman next to Senator Angel Pichetto, who was head of the Senate opposition Peronist group but accepted Macri's invitation.

In Tucuman, the north central province where the independence was declared on a 9 July 1816, Macri and Pichetto will attend a special ceremony. Macri is expected to make a patriotic speech to special dignitaries and foreign representatives at the historic house where events took place 203 years ago.

The president and Pichetto will then fly back to Buenos Aires for the official and traditional Te Deum at Buenos Aires cathedral and on time to attend the military parade.

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  • border rover

    Oh dear Mr Think, what a very sad and embittered fellow you are ! I am very proud of our armed forces. When was the last time the RAF dropped innocent civilians out of aircraft into the sea ? I can't think of any such incidents. When did the British commandos last enter our universities and beat the hell out of students with nightsticks, never is the answer, but I witnessed just that in the Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires in 1970.

    How many more incidents of thuggery on the part of Las Fuerzas Argentinas do you want ? What is so sad is that almost all of their thiggery is directed aga

    Jul 10th, 2019 - 07:26 pm +5
  • Brit Bob

    *alvinas veterans march to celebrate illegal and unwarranted invasion.

    Jul 09th, 2019 - 10:40 am +4
  • border rover

    No, Mr Think, sorry but I have never seen the pamphlets to which you refer. My comments are entirely my own , based on about 50 years of close interaction with a number of institutions in the country, including the army, the navy and the atomic energy comission. I don't think I said anything that wouldn't stand up to close scrutiny. There's even some public recognition in Patagonia that the “glorious” campaign of the desert isn't in fact something to be proud of.


    Jul 10th, 2019 - 12:14 pm +4
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