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Montevideo, October 4th 2023 - 16:54 UTC

Tag: self determination

  • Monday, July 3rd 2023 - 07:08 UTC

    Orkney Islands councilor feels Scotland has failed them dreadfully and suggests joining Norway

    Councilor Stockan told  there were many areas where Orkney was being “failed dreadfully” by both the UK and Scottish governments.(Pic BBC)

    The Orkney Islands could change their status in the UK or even become a self-governing territory of Norway under new proposals. A motion will go before the council next week to investigate “alternative forms of governance”. Council leader James Stockan said Orkney does not get fair funding with its current relationship with the UK.

  • Monday, June 27th 2022 - 19:35 UTC

    Johnson tells Fernández Falklanders and Ukrainians entitled to self determination

    Johnson and Fernández agreed to work on a number of issues of interest to both the UK and Argentina

    President Alberto Fernández Monday told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that more Britons were living in Argentina than in the Falkland Islands, but that did not change an iota the Conservative's leader stance that there was nothing to talk about in that regard because Falkland Islanders, like all people, have a right to self-determination, according to his post-meeting comments to the press quoted by Clarín.

  • Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 23:00 UTC

    The Falkland/Malvinas Islands and the right of peoples to self-determination

    Put simply, 1,650 British citizens do not have the right to determine the result of a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom

    By Marcelo Kohen (*) An international symposium on the concepts of self-determination, devolution, and independence took place last week in Gibraltar, organized by the Garrison Library and sponsored by the local government.

  • Thursday, April 4th 2013 - 21:36 UTC

    Principle of self-determination

    An overwhelming 92% turned out to vote in the Falkland Islands referendum

    The following column was published in The Malta Times - After her first meeting with Pope Francis, Argen¬tina’s President, Cristina Fernandez, admitted that she tried to recruit the newly-elected Argentine-born Pontiff to support her efforts to gain control of the Falkland Islands. In spite of this predictable move, the Vatican is unlikely to intervene publicly in this conflict.

  • Saturday, March 9th 2013 - 05:35 UTC

    Falklands’ rights and sovereignty

    Sir Peter Westmacott is the British ambassador to the United States.

    By Sir Peter Westmacott (*) - Where in the world can you celebrate Margaret Thatcher Day with five kinds of wild penguins? Nowhere but in the Falkland Islands, a windswept archipelago in the South Atlantic that’s about the same area as Connecticut but has a population of only 3.100. This weekend, these small islands with a big personality face a momentous choice: a referendum to decide their political future.

  • Wednesday, December 12th 2012 - 18:21 UTC

    Falklands’ referendum results will be public and presented to United Nations

    MLA Hansen, ‘the choice of independence is further away’

    The issue of the political status of the self-governed British overseas territory Falkland Islands has dominated (non-relations) and relations since the British and Argentine war in 1982 after the Argentine military government invaded the Islands, writes Alicia Dunkley-Willis from the Jamaica Observer who recently visited the Falklands.

  • Monday, March 12th 2012 - 18:10 UTC

    Freedom of expression in Argentina?

    CRONICA front page

    By John Fowler — “The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write and print with freedom...”. French National Assembly, Declaration of the Rights of Man, August 26, 1789.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 17:11 UTC

    Will no one listen to us Falkland Islanders?

    A view of Stanley which hosts a majority of the Falklands’ population

    By Roger Edwards, Falklands MLA - Published in The Guardian
    The Falkland Islands have been much in the news of late, and we are extremely grateful for the strong support we have and are receiving from the people and the government of the UK.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2012 - 06:33 UTC

    Argentine group insists with Falklands’ self determination and sharing natural resources

    The Argentine memorial at Darwin

    A group of Argentine intellectuals, academics and free-thinkers have criticized President Cristina Fernandez government strategy of confronting the UK on the Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute and called for dialogue that guarantees the self determination of the Falkland Islanders.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2012 - 16:33 UTC

    Cameron reaffirms to Rajoy 30.000 Gibraltarians right to self determination

    “We have different positions”, Rajoy said at the press conference next to the UK PM  (Photo: Reuters)

    Britain will not negotiate with Spain on the question of sovereignty over Gibraltar without the approval of the colony's residents, Premier David Cameron said this week during a visit by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.