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Tag: Alejandro Betts

  • Friday, August 7th 2015 - 07:54 UTC

    Falklands-born candidate says he has sufficient credentials to be a Mercosur parliament member

    “At foreign affairs level I have been called since the eighties onwards as Argentine petitioner before the UN; I know firsthand international law”

    Falkland Islands born and pre-candidate for the Mercosur Parliament in representation of a Tierra del Fuego political party, Alejandro Betts, underlined his diplomatic experience in international forums and meetings with 30 presentations, including those at the annual UN Decolonization Committee or C24 in New York.

  • Sunday, July 12th 2015 - 13:12 UTC

    Falklands Group Reveals Details of the Life of “Veteran of the Malvinas” Alejandro Betts

    “Betts was never in any danger from the Islanders or the British in 1982, because, among other things, no one knew that he had changed sides.”

    Alexander Jacob Betts was never exposed to any danger whatsoever from other Falkland Islanders or Britain’s Armed Forces during the 1982 conflict. This has been stated by the Falklands History Group in reference to Betts, who was born in Stanley, and lived in the Islands until the end of the 1982 conflict, but who is now an Argentine citizen.

  • Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas UN resolution 2065 remembered in Ushuaia

    Filmus proclaimed that “if we remain united, each of Latin America's causes will have a happy ending”

    A group of lawmakers from six Latin American countries and Argentine officials met in Ushuaia in support of Argentine 'legitimate sovereignty rights over Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands', in the framework of UN General Assembly Resolution 2065 fiftieth anniversary celebration, which called on the United Kingdom and Argentina to reach a peaceful negotiated solution over the Falklands/Malvinas dispute through bilateral discussions.

  • Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 05:20 UTC

    Alejandro Betts' Malvinas veteran pension turns into controversy

    “Throughout the whole conflict I was in Puerto Argentino dodging stray bullets and shrapnel from British bombings on our positions”, Betts is quoted

    Falklands born, Argentine citizen Alejandro Betts rejected statements published in Clarin which described his 'Malvinas veteran' pension as 'controversial' and admitted he was surprised, when not startled by the headline display the news was given by the Buenos Aires daily in reference to his activity during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

  • Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 12:15 UTC

    The “Argentine Kelper” Didn’t Go to the United Nations this Year.

    Betts  is not with Argentine delegation to the UN Decolonisation meeting, which is discussing the Falklands in New York today.

    The myths surrounding Alexander Betts are beginning to unravel. He is the Falkland Islander who went to Argentina at the end of the 1982 Falklands war; adopted the Spanish version of his name, and portrayed himself as an honourable man who had carefully studied Falklands’ history and reached the conclusion that the Falklands belonged to Argentina.

  • Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:17 UTC

    Falklands-born Alexander Betts candidate for a Mercosur parliament seat

    “We thought it important to have a voice in Parlasur representing Tierra del Fuego. We offered him to run as an outsider and he accepted”, said governor Ríos.

    Alejandro Betts, born in the Falklands and now full Argentine citizen will run for office in the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in representation of the Tierra del Fuego province, although he must first overcome the 9 August PASO primaries (open, simultaneous and mandatory), according to reports from the official Argentine news agency, Telam.

  • Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 07:15 UTC

    Run off in Tierra del Fuego governor's election; despite freezing weather, 60% cast ballots

    “I do not want futurology. Now we will hopefully see the results and then analyze them if they think it necessary” said Senator Rosana Bertone.

    Results from Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of Argentina put Victory Front senator Rosana Bertone on course for victory in Sunday's governor's election, although she will have to face a run-off with second-placed Federico Sciurano. With 82.8% of the vote counted Bertone led on 41.8%, followed by Sciurano of the radical-Popular Fueguino Movement coalition who took 33.7%.

  • Monday, June 1st 2015 - 06:36 UTC

    Falklands born Alejandro Betts entitled to vote in coming Argentine elections

    Alejandro Betts was born in Stanley and at the end of the conflict in 1982 left for Argentina with his Argentine fiancé

    For the first time a man born in the Falkland Islands, will be voting in the coming Argentine elections, according to reports in the Buenos Aires media. The man is Alejandro Betts, 58, who received his Argentine ID at a ceremony in the Argentine embassy before United Nations, and will thus be eligible to cast a ballot in the coming Tierra del Fuego provincial and municipal elections.

  • Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:13 UTC

    Falklands' address in Alejandro Betts new Argentine DNI and passport

    Betts was given the new documents by governor Fabiana Ríos at the Argentine embassy before the UN

    Former Falkland Islander Alejandro Betts was awarded on Friday an Argentine DNI and passport, with his alleged Falklands address, at an official ceremony at the Argentine UN embassy office in New York.

  • Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 04:32 UTC

    Falklands' lawmakers petitioners at the UN C24 Decolonization Committee

    MLA Mike Summers at last year's C24 explained the significance of the March 2013 referendum

    Argentina will be making its case claiming sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands before the UN Special Decolonization Committee, C24, on Thursday morning. Two petitioners will support his presentation: a descendent from Luis Vernet and Falklands born Alejandro/Alexander Betts.

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