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Montevideo, April 21st 2024 - 22:04 UTC

Tag: Falklands sovereignty

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 21:15 UTC

    A book, a hymn and the “Malvinization” of the Argentine society

    At the time (1830s) it was nothing else but a government issue, demanding the return of the Islands, and there was no awareness or penetration of the issue in popular sectors of society

    How was it possible that when the Argentine military government in 1982 decided to militarily recover and occupy by force the Malvinas Islands it managed such almost unanimous support from the Argentine society? All political parties, Peronism, the Radicals, and the powerful labor union organization, CGT, which only a few days before had organized a strike against the military government, all of them had openly supported the takeover action by force in the Islands. Even groups persecuted by the military government, and exiled groups from overseas expressed support for the military recovery. Firmenich an Argentine notorious terrorist undergoing guerrilla training in Havana, Cuba, pledged that the terrorist Montoneros group would attend the meeting in Plaza de Mayo to oppose the English aggression, and even the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, which did not support the military government had to “Malvinize” their speech, “the Malvinas are Argentine, and so are the disappeared”. In other words, they had to 'Malvinize” the universal human right.

  • Tuesday, April 9th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Milei pledges to “recover the Malvinas Islands” through diplomatic means

    The base in Ushuaia launched alongside US General Laura Richardson marked the first step of “a long process,” Milei explained

    Argentine President Javier Milei insisted Monday that he intends to recover the Falkland/Malvinas Islands through diplomatic means but admitted it would be “a long process.”

  • Wednesday, April 3rd 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Milei pledges to obtain a roadmap for the return of Malvinas during his mandate

    Milei and Villarruel deposit a flower wreath at the Cenotaph

    On the 42nd anniversary of the start of the Falklands/Malvinas war, President Javier Milei pledged that during his term in office “we will have a roadmap so that the Malvinas Islands return to Argentine hands,” underlining that the South Atlantic Islands sovereignty claim is an includible mandate for all Argentines, but for this we need “a country with a vigorous and prosperous economy” and that respects its armed forces.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2024 - 23:28 UTC

    Argentina adapts strategy on Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty claim: “There is no discussion”

    “There is no possible discussion about Malvinas, it is in the Constitution. We are looking for the best way to achieve it,” Mondino said

    Argentina's strategy on its sovereignty claim over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands “has changed,” Chancellor Diana Mondino said after meeting with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - 11:40 UTC

    Mondino tells Cameron Argentine not happy with his trip to Falklands

    Mondino also recalled her country's support to Ukraine in the face of Russia's invasion

    Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino Wednesday conveyed to her British colleague Lord David Cameron her government's uneasiness for the latter's visit to the Falkland Islands en route to the G20 Summit of top diplomats where they met. Mondino also insisted on Argentina's “sovereignty rights” over the archipelago during their one-on-one encounter on the sides of the G-20 convention.

  • Tuesday, February 20th 2024 - 20:28 UTC

    Argentine Foreign Minister responds ironically to UK Foreign Secretary's Falkland Islands visit

    Diana Mondino and Javier Milei with David Cameron in Davos.

    The visit of UK Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron to the Falkland Islands has sparked an ironic response from Argentine Foreign Minister Diana Mondino. Mondino took to social media to thank Cameron for “including Argentina in his visit to the region,” suggesting he visit Buenos Aires on a future occasion.

  • Monday, February 19th 2024 - 19:05 UTC

    Lord Cameron arrives in Falklands to commemorate 1982 conflict and reaffirm sovereignty

    Lord Cameron landed at Mount Pleasant Complex on Monday. Source: FITV

    UK Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron has arrived in the Falkland Islands for a two-day visit, emphasizing the UK's commitment to upholding the Falkland Islanders' right to self-determination. Governor Alison Blake CMG welcomed the news, expressing her delight at Lord Cameron's visit to the Islands.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 10:58 UTC

    Britain fully confident in Falklands' security and capability of the three services

    HMS Forth responsible for patrolling Falklands waters and South Georgia

    Britain remains fully confident in the security of the Falkland Islands and in the capability to defend them underlined a release from the Ministry of Defense, in response to a report in the London media claiming it only relies in a small Royal Navy patrol vessel and four RAF Typhoons to protect the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 19:39 UTC

    Former Argentine combatants allege “illegal flights” to the Falklands

    CECIM highlighted a flight “made by the Bombardier Learjet Matriculation LV-GQR of the company Pacific Ocean S.A. that left on Thursday, January 25 from the San Fernando Airport [Buenos Aires]”

    The Center of Former Malvinas Islands Combatants (CECIM) La Plata raised concerns about alleged “flights of dubious origin” to the Falkland Islands, emphasizing “potential risks to national sovereignty.” The former combatants called attention to the Argentine government's silence on logistical operations allegedly violating UN resolutions, particularly the Zone of Peace and Cooperation in the South Atlantic (ZPCAS), established in 1986.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 19:18 UTC

    Argentina and UK explore economic ties and Falklands resolution in Davos meeting

    Milei mentioned that the discussions didn't delve deeply into the Falklands matter, but they framed it as an agenda item. He expressed a perspective on resolving it through a Hong Kong model

    Argentine President Javier Milei and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron met at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, signalling a commitment to enhance bilateral trade relations and address the dispute over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. Both nations engaged in a conflict over this territory in 1982, when Argentina invaded the South Atlantic islands. Since then, the South American country has maintained its claim to sovereignty.