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Public transport to display “Malvinas son Argentinas” signs

Tuesday, April 5th 2022 - 09:21 UTC
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The format of the signs is regulated by Annex I to the Resolution The format of the signs is regulated by Annex I to the Resolution

Effective this Tuesday, April 5, all public transport units within Argentina must bear a sign reading “The Malvinas are Argentine” (in Spanish, “Las Malvinas son argentinas”).

The new measure was set forth through the Transport Ministry's Resolution 31/2022, which regulates Law 27.023, and was published Monday in the Official Gazette.

“All means of public transport of passengers, of national origin, that provide services by any title within the jurisdiction of the National State and also outside it, are mandated to have in their transport units a visible and prominent space in which the legend 'The Malvinas Islands are Argentine' must be inscribed,” the resolution states.

Regarding the format of the sign, it is also specified in Annex I of the Resolution, which also foresees that “the present measure will not generate any disbursement by the national State.”

The signs will also be required to be displayed at each terminal station for the arrival and departure of transport vehicles. According to the Resolution's rationale, the body issuing it is to be understood as having jurisdiction over ”land, fluvial, air, maritime and inland waterways (...) of national and/or international character.” Hence, the sign will in all likelihood also be seen at ports and airports, in addition to buses and trains. And most likely aboard aircraft serving domestic or international routes.

The maintenance and preservation of these signs shall be the sole responsibility of each carrier or terminal administrator.

The Resolution is signed by Secretary of Transport Management Diego Alberto Giuliano.

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  • border rover

    Surely this should have been made public on on April 1 ?
    Sadly, no ! How reassuring for the Argentine people that despite faltering gas supplies, their government has got a firm grip on the major challenges ahead.
    By the way - notice that Moscow announced that flights to its“ friendliest countries” will resume - top of the list - Argentina!!

    Enough to make you cry - for Argentina.

    Apr 05th, 2022 - 12:04 pm +1
  • Jo Bloggs

    Yawn. I thought they already were doing this.

    Apr 05th, 2022 - 01:47 pm +1
  • Monkeymagic

    Argentina should claim Barcelona.

    Spanish people lived there in 1780...check
    A German merchant set a business up there in 1828....probably
    An Argentine went there once, but isn't there anymore....Lionel Messi...check

    Only issue is Messi was there for longer and wasn't murdered by his team mates.

    But its a stronger claim than this Malvinas nonsense

    Apr 05th, 2022 - 08:59 pm +1
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