The official Argentine 2020/21 Antarctic season was launched last Friday with a ceremony at the Buenos Aires Navy pier where the icebreaker “ARA Almirante Irizar” was docked, but with no authorities boarding the vessel to avoid any possible coronavirus contagion.
United Kingdom has effectively barred the sale of the FA-50 Fighting Eagle to Argentina, with the South Korean manufacturer informing Buenos Aires that it is unable to supply the light fighter and strike jet since it has British-made parts.
Argentina Defense minister announced that the country will design and build a dual training purpose aircraft to be named IA-100 Malvina and will demand an initial investment of US$ 2,5 million.
The Argentine Ministry of Defense and the Navy paid tribute to the courage and glory of the 323 sailors who died during the sinking of the cruiser ARA Belgrano, on 2 May 1982, at the beginning of hostilities with UK during the South Atlantic conflict.
Defense minister Agustín Rossi called on Argentines to claim sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands with the same character displayed by the Argentine pilots during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with the UK and underlined it's up to the new generations to make sure the Malvinas cause is not forgotten.
The combat to contain coronavirus has been the major deployment of the Argentine armed forces in democracy, some 22.000 staff are out on the field throughout the country, said Defense minister Agustín Rossi, and to be more precise, “the largest deployment since the Malvinas war, and it has been done following the existing legal framework”.
On April 2nd we claim sovereignty over our Malvinas Islands was the message twitted by Argentine president Alberto Fernandez on the Malvinas War Veteran and Fallen Day, outstanding date in the official calendar of the country which recalls that 38 years ago, Argentine forces invaded the Falklands, triggering a conflict that would end 74 days later.
Argentine minister of Defense Agustin Rossi announced the decision to postpone a Strategic Dialogue meeting with UK peers which was scheduled to take place during the first week of March.
Argentina’s government boosted security at its airports, borders and the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires as tensions simmer between the United States and Iran, the Argentine defense minister told local media on Monday.
Argentine ex-president and Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is back on stage and looking to run in next October's presidential election, hopefully with a united opposition. Mandatory primaries in Argentina are only eight months away and several of her acolytes over the weekend and with her blessing announced she is prepared to run for the presidency.