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  • Friday, October 30th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

    Malvinas Cause pamphlet to be released this week in Tierra del Fuego

    Governor Fabina Ríos met with members of the Malvinas Observatory to thank the Ushuaia Bureau for their contribution to the piece

    Tierra del Fuego governor Fabiana Ríos and members of the Malvinas Observatory met at Ushuaia government house to thank Ushuaia Bureau for the design and elaboration of the Malvinas Cause pamphlet which outlines the Argentine position in the Falklands Islands sovereignty claim and will be released later in the week.

  • 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%.

  • Wednesday, June 17th 2015 - 05:14 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego's May inflation almost three times the official 1% rate

    Tierra del Fuego is ruled by Governor Fabiana Ríos a close ally of President Cristina Fernandez.

    Tierra del Fuego's Consumer Prices Index, CPI for May was almost three times higher than the Argentine government official index from stats office Indec: 2.7% against 1%. The percentage was provided by Tierra del Fuego's Stats and Census Office, which also shows that in the first five months of the year inflation reached 11.4% and 28% in the last twelve months, well above the 15.3% from Indec.

  • Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 05:00 UTC

    Argentine inflation for April: official index 1.1%; Congressional index, 2.1%

    The Congressional index (2.1%) is closer to that of Buenos Aires City, 2.4%, ruled by opposition presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri

    Inflation in Argentina during April reached 2.1% and 29% in the last twelve months according to the latest release from private consultants, an average of which is announced every month as the 'Congressional index' by members from the Lower House Freedom of Expression committee.

  • Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

    Following Falklands' incident Argentine company buys local operations of Japan's Nissui

    The acquisition of Pesantar includes fishing vessel Echizen Maru, quota of Patagonian toothfish and an 800 metric tons processing capacity plant

    Newsan, an Argentine firm involved in electronics but also in seafood supply, has reportedly acquired Argentine operations of Japan’s second largest seafood company, Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui). The operation follows an incident involving alleged fishing of the Japanese company in the South Atlantic both in Argentina and Falklands' waters.

  • Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

    Alleged Falklands' links sufficient motive to suspend fishing license of Tierra del Fuego company

    The vessel involved in the conflict “Unidos del Sur” apparently has a fishing licence from the Falklands government awarded last year

    Argentina's Tierra del Fuego provincial government decided on Wednesday to preventatively suspend Pesantar's fishing license following claims that the company is associated with another group operating in the South Atlantic but with a Falklands' government license.