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.
The Royal Air Force has announced that with effect from 8 May 2023, the South Atlantic Airbridge (SAA), Brize Norton/MPC Falklands will revert to travelling to and from Brize Norton via Ascension Island Base (AIB) now that the reconstruction of the runway has been completed.
BBC Radio Shropshire is reporting that a round-the-world sailor who was hurt and stranded when his boat was damaged in a storm to the northeast of the Falkland Islands has praised the crew of a fishing vessel who rescued him.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Tuesday said during a bi-continental forum in Cape Verde that the military presence in the South Atlantic of extra-regional powers, such as the United Kingdom, was not in accordance with the times and the current practices of multilateralism and international law and deemed the situation was unacceptable.” Cafiero also denounced the presence in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands of Kosovo Security Forces.
Argentina's Foreign Ministry Thursday said it would strongly object to the presence of Kosovo troops in the Falkland Islands even if for training purposes because it would be in violation of UN resolutions.
Researchers from the Eslabón Perdido (Missing Link) team have come across a German Reichsmarine submarine off the coast of Necochea in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires near Arenas Verdes and Costa Bonita, it was reported Tuesday.
An article published by the United States Naval Institute, USNI, a private, professional military think-tank which since 1873 provides independent ideas for debating US defense issues, has revealed that Washington, fearful of China's advance in South America, offered back in 2020, surplus Danish F-16A/Bs both to Colombia and Argentina, and is negotiating with the UK to approve the sale.
Argentina's Secretary in charge of Malvinas, Antarctica, and the South Atlantic, Guillermo Carmona, following on his tour of neighboring countries, the first of which was Brazil, has now continued with a visit to Chile.
The Malvinas Question, Antarctica and Oceans Cooperation, and the revitalization of the Peace and Cooperation Zone in the South Atlantic, ZPCAS, forum were the main points of the agenda addressed by Argentina's special secretary on Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic affairs, Guillermo Carmona during his four-day visit to Brazil.
The announcement last week from the UK of its new Maritime Security Strategy as can be expected did not go unnoticed by Argentina and its policy claims over the South Atlantic Islands, including mainly the Falkland Islands.