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Genetic material of Argentine 1982 combatants lands in Córdoba for DNA testing

Saturday, August 28th 2021 - 09:55 UTC
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Argentine forensic anthropologist Luis Fondebrider, at the service of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Thursday landed in Córdoba in a private flight from the Falkland Islands carrying genetic material to be used in determining the identity combatants buried in grave C.1.10 at Darwin's military cemetery. Read full article

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  • Jo Bloggs

    A very worthwhile project and well executed. Let’s hope some more families finally know for sure where their lost loved ones rest.

    Credit to Eduardo Eurnekian for continuing to support this cause.

    Aug 28th, 2021 - 03:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    Worthwhile yes, however incomplete.

    Once the bodies are identified they are being re-interred in the Falklands instead of being buried in Argentina, or at sea if they continue to insist they are already buried in Argentina.

    I can't help thinking this is simply creating a problem for the future.

    Aug 28th, 2021 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • pgerman

    @Pugol-H

    Clearly. The problems must be definitively solved. Leaving problems, the Falklands/Malvinas issue in this case, abandoned “on one side getting dirt” does not imply solving them but rather leaving them pending solution for the future.

    Either the issue gets solved or it will be a “headache” for future generations. Anyway, based on the lack of progress on this issue, our generation, clearly, is responsible for. I hope future generations might be skilled enough to find a solution. We failed.

    Aug 30th, 2021 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    pgerman
    The ‘resolution’ will come when Argentina recognises the Islanders right to self-determination and not before.

    This may be a ‘headache’ for Argentina but is little more than a distraction for the UK.

    Argentina is a bystander to events in the S. Atlantic, this is not going to change anytime soon.

    As I posted previously:

    ‘Argentina’s ‘problem’ with the Falklands is one entirely of their own making.

    Argentinians get their propaganda version of S. Atlantic history with their mother’s milk, little wonder many of them grow up believing it.

    Such that even a number plate ‘H982 FKL’, frightens them.

    The reality is it is an ‘opiate for the masses’, when the inevitable economic crisis hit, just push the big red ‘Malvinas button’, hard wired into them at birth and nobody cares about 50%+ inflation or mass unemployment anymore.’

    The British are not going to buy into this, it’s a dead issue.

    Aug 30th, 2021 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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