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Resumption of Chile/Falklands air link, a “historic event”, says Argentine official Carmona

Thursday, June 9th 2022 - 09:48 UTC
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“A historic event” is how Guillermo Carmona, the Argentine Secretary for Malvinas, South Atlantic islands, and Antarctica affairs described the confirmed resumption of the weekly air link between Punta Arenas in Chile and the Falkland Islands, with a monthly stop over at Rio Gallegos in Santa Cruz province. Read full article


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  • Swede

    “It is quite painful for us Argentines to have to travel with passports to the Malvinas“. Well, if it is that ”painful” just stay at home. I do not think the islanders will miss you. And, as far as I know, even British citizens have to show their passports upon arrival. Why should Argentines be an exception? On the contrary. They should apply for a visa before going there in my humble opinion.

    Jun 09th, 2022 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse +11
  • Steve Potts

    Dross - “It is quite painful for us Argentines to have to travel with passports to the Malvinas when we're talking of our national territory. These are issues which are part of a process of which national authorities are trying to revert”, Carmona said.

    Is there a sovereignty claim? If so based on what??

    Jun 09th, 2022 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Judge Jose

    If it hurts that much to have the Falklands stamped on your passport then the answer is simple , do not go, Personally i would not let any Argentinians visit until their governments attitude changed towards the Falkland Islanders,

    Jun 09th, 2022 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • downunder

    Give into them on the passports and next they will be saying that it is “quite painful for Argentines to have to look at the Falklands flag” Creeping sovereignty at work.

    Jun 09th, 2022 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Falklands-Free

    Totally agree with comments todays.
    Argentines should have their passports because they are visiting another Country. Their claim that they dont need a passport on the grounds of the islands belong to them is solid reason enough to absolutely refuse entry .
    This reintroduction of Argentine visits will spill over into a political act as it had done in the past.
    This time our country has to enforce very strict rules on all visiting Argentines given that they still wage a political war against us.

    Jun 09th, 2022 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse +9
  • Pugol-H

    Perhaps Sr Carmona should explain to his people that they don’t actually control the territory and that their claim to the territory is completely rejected by the owners.

    Or would that be even more ‘painful’ for them.

    Jun 11th, 2022 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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