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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego province will have a sustainable five-star hotel linked to the Hilton Hotels and Resorts consortium, which is expected to be inaugurated in December 2023. The announcement was done by Tierra del Fuego governor Gustavo Melella, his deputy Monica Urquiza and several members of the cabinet and local authorities.
The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández has extended the so-called industrial promotion regime for the Province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands (which technically includes British Overseas Territories like the Falkland Islands claimed by Argentina), it was announced.
The Argentine government has earmarked some 70 million dollars, in three years, for the construction of an Antarctic Logistic Pole in Ushuaia, capital of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego. Some US$ 25 million will be invested next year to begin the development of the strategic project aimed at consolidating Ushuaia as the support hub for scientific research in Antarctica.
It's official, Argentina announced the opening of the 2021/2022 bi-oceanic and Antarctic cruise season next 20 October. The administrative resolution 834/2021 was published in the Official Gazette, triggering immediate satisfaction from Tierra del Fuego province whose governor contacted the Tourism and Sports minister Matías Lammens.