A grouping of Malvinas Veterans have requested the United Nations to inquire about the delays in Argentina's Judicial branch on the case of torture and human rights abuses by Argentine officers against private soldiers during the 1982 Falklands war.
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 provincial lawmaker from Misiones northeast Argentina had to meet with six organizations of Malvinas Veterans and apologize for having taken the oath of office last week, wearing a T-shirt with the colors of the Union Jack.
The purchase of tickets in Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands will not the subject to the 30% tax recently approved by the Argentine Congress and extensive to all overseas travel. The decree with the details is expected to be published in the Official Gazette later this week, according to the Argentine federal tax revenue office, AFIP.
The outgoing government of Argentine president Mauricio Macri and the United Kingdom are in talks for an extension of the humanitarian plan which, with Falkland Islands consent and under the guidance of the International Committee of the Red Cross had enabled the identification of 115 remains buried in the Islands with the sole reference, “Argentine soldier, only known to God”, the tragic legacy of the 1982 conflict.
Some four thousand troops, including Malvinas Veterans will be marching this Tuesday in the posh district of Palermo in Buenos Aires, as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Last year the parade was cancelled because of budget problems.
The Argentine Army Chief of Staff said he perceives a greater recognition from society towards Malvinas veterans, and this recognition, with time, is increasing. Lieutenant General Claudio Pasqualini made the statement at Wednesday's traditional meeting of the Buenos Aires Rotary Club, which on this occasion had another special guest at his table, British ambassador Mark Kent.