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  • Saturday, August 26th 2023 - 19:03 UTC

    China insists in taking over Rio Grande port in Patagonia as established in a MoU with Tierra del Fuego

    Tierra del Fuego governor Gustavo Melella revived an old controversy concerning a deal with a Chinese company to build a multipurpose port in Rio Grande

    One of Buenos Aires' main dailies, La Nacion, is reporting that China will not back down from its port plan in Patagonia, as promised by the regional and national governments. In early June, Argentine Governor of Tierra del Fuego Gustavo Melella revived an old controversy concerning a deal with a Chinese company to build a multipurpose port in Rio Grande

  • Monday, July 17th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Ushuaia celebrates the extension of its port terminal docking capacity

    Minister Sergio Massa and Tierra del Fuego governor, Gustavo Melella

    It's election time in Argentina and only a few weeks left, so ribbon cutting and inauguration of public works has become one of the main jobs of government officials. That is what happened over the weekend in Ushuaia during the ceremony, via video conference with Buenos Aires, officially opening the extension of the port terminal, an additional 104 meters docking capacity, together with equipment and increased storage facilities.

  • Tuesday, June 13th 2023 - 11:12 UTC

    It's official: Tierra del Fuego planning a multipurpose port in Rio Grande

    Shaanxi Chemical Industry and Tierra del Fuego Peronist governor Gustavo Melella in August last year signed an MoU which has been kept mostly secret

    Argentina's general elections next October are focusing mainly on inflation (150% this year, cost of living and food prices), plus security and street violence, but for those a bit better off and with time to think a semi-hidden issue, plus the overall influence of China in the country.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Three governors reelected in Argentina

    Melella was reelected as governor of Tierra del Fuego

    The governors of the Argentine provinces of La Pampa, Salta, and Tierra del Fuego were reelected Sunday. Meanwhile and following a Federal Supreme Court ruling, San Juan and Tucumán had to postpone their gubernatorial elections, but the former voted for local authorities anyway, while the latter adjourned the process altogether.

  • Monday, June 20th 2022 - 09:30 UTC

    A numerous Argentine multi-party delegation to UN C24, arrives Wednesday to New York

    Minister Cafiero is scheduled to arrive in New York on Wednesday 22 June where he will hold a round of talks with representatives from C24 country members

    The Argentine government will be claiming this week before the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, or C24, the resumption of negotiations with the United Kingdom for a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

  • Thursday, April 21st 2022 - 21:37 UTC

    New port announced for Río Grande in Tierra del Fuego

    ”This is a private investment and we are working to accompany them from the Port Authority of the province, Melella said

    A new port is to be developed in the Fuegian city of Rio Grande at a cost of US$ 210 million, which will be disbursed by a group of private companies interested in promoting trade in the area, it was reported.

  • Tuesday, March 29th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Malvinas Veterans set up the Dignity Tent in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego

    The Dignity Tent in Rio Grande next to the Monument to Malvinas Heroes

    Malvinas Veterans set up the Dignity Tent in the city of Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, in anticipation of the traditional April 2nd vigil, the day when Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands and occupied them for 74 days, surrendering to the British Task Force sent to recover the South Atlantic archipelago.

  • Tuesday, March 29th 2022 - 09:51 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego Debit cards with the Falklands map for Malvinas Veterans

    Veterans showing the debit cards with the Falkland Islands map and the motto “Malvinas are and will be Argentine”

    The Tierra del Fuego province bank has issued special debit plastic cards for Malvinas veterans with a picture of the East and West Falklands map, to mark the fortieth anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict, and reaffirmation of the Argentine claim over the Islands.

  • Monday, March 7th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Controversy over empty bench in Argentine Congress representing Malvinas

     Governor Melella recalled that the 'usurped' archipelago, under Argentine law, is  already in the jurisdiction of Tierra del Fuego province

    A “nutty” initiative, Tierra del Fuego governor Gustavo Melella described the proposal by several Argentine lawmakers to create in Congress a Malvinas Islands bench, which would remain empty covered with an Argentine flag until the legitimate occupier arrives, a symbolic sovereignty claim over the Islands 'usurped' by Great Britain.

  • Monday, March 7th 2022 - 09:38 UTC

    Founding stone for relocated naval base in Ushuaia with its own wharf

    Minister Taiana anticipated that the new base will be closely coordinated with the Antarctic Logistic Pole currently developed by the provincial government

    Argentine Minister of Defense Jorge Taiana and the governor of Tierra del Fuego province, Gustavo Melella laid the founding stone of the Ushuaia Integral Naval Base, which will replace the current naval base, and will be built in two phases including 15.000 square meters military wharf.

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