The Falkland Islands elected government announced on Monday the visit of Argentine next of kin scheduled for 13 March. The release states that following the identification of a further 18 unknown Argentine soldiers, buried at the Argentine military Cemetery at Darwin, a private charter is due to arrive at Mount Pleasant Airport on Wednesday 13 March.
Argentina has announced the identification of combatant 103 whose remains are buried in the Falkland Islands and after 36 years will have a gravestone with his full name, at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin, Victor Rodriguez.
Four Argentine amateur swimmers have been training for over a year preparing for the crossing of the Falklands' Sound which separates the two main islands, West from East Falkland. The purpose of the crossing is to bring attention on the 'delayed' process of identifying the remains of Argentine soldiers buried in the Falklands under a headstone that reads Argentine soldier, known only to God.
Malvinas war veterans will march next Friday in downtown Buenos Aires up to the British Embassy to demand that DNA tests of the remains in 123 unidentified graves at the Argentine memorial cemetery in the Falkland Islands be allowed to commence.
The elected government of the Falkland Islands (FIG) has not received any formal request from Argentina or the International Red Cross, ICRC to exhume and identify Argentine soldiers buried at Darwin, according to the last edition of Penguin News, the Falklands' weekly.
Dozens were arrested and injured in downtown Buenos Aires when groups of former Argentine soldiers that fought during the Malvinas war clashed violently with the police demanding to be recognized as full veterans.
Argentine Veterans of the 1982 conflict want the bodies of the 123 “unknowns” at Darwin cemetery to be identified.
A Centre of Malvinas War Veterans and next of kin presented a petition before a federal court requesting the identification of Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin Cemetery in the Falkland Islands and the circumstances of their death during the South Atlantic conflict in 1982.