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Tag: Tierra del Fuego

  • Monday, January 29th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentine Governor: British military exercises in Falklands “violate” international rules

    Melella wants Zopacas involved in the territorial dispute

    Gustavo Melella, Governor of the province of Tierra del Fuego, which, according to Argentina, technically includes the country's portion of Antarctica and the British Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic (mainly the Falkland Islands) said last week that London “cannot continue to turn its back on international law and we will denounce them as many times as necessary.”

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    When FIC tried to buy Peninsula Valdes and land in Tierra del Fuego

    Peninsula Valdes is currently a nature reserve and a great tourist attraction for whale watching and enjoying sights of other sea mammals and sea birds

    The history section of daily “Diario del Fin del Mundo”, edited in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego province, extreme south of Argentina, recalls that almost a century and a half ago, more precisely December 1881, the Falkland Islands Company, FIC, “at the time with total control over the Falklands economy”, approached the Argentine government offering to buy the total of Peninsula Valdes, Chubut province and an area in Tierra del Fuego next to San Sebastian Bay, and its surrounding 160 leguas (league) for the rearing of sheep.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Investigators believe Argentine Senator found dead committed suicide

    Rodríguez was 41 and had three children

    Tierra del Fuego National Senator Matías Rodríguez was found dead in his home in Ushuaia on Wednesday under circumstances that have yet to be determined but suggest a suicide, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, August 30th 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Punta Arenas Winter Hockey Cup: Tierra del Fuego official calls Chilean mayor a 'colonialist'

    Mayor Radonich and Honorary British consul John Rees with members of the Falklands hockey delegation

    Success and the brilliant sportsmanship spirit from the Falkland Islands hockey teams, and their trophies, at the Punta Arenas Winter Cup, could not have come with some acid comments from Argentina.

  • 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

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Bird flu detected in dead sea lions on Tierra del Fuego shores

    “Two previous suspicions in sea lions had been treated in the country and were negative,” Senasa pointed out

    Argentine authorities Friday confirmed the detection of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in sea lions found dead on the Tierra del Fuego shores.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    Incumbent governor expected to repeat on Sunday's Tierra del Fuego election

    Tierra del Fuego public opinion polls indicate that current governor Gustavo Melella and his Deputy Monica Urquiza are expected to repeat with an approval rating close to 59%.

    Next Sunday the Argentine extreme southern province of Tierra del Fuego will be elected Governor, Deputy Governor, 23 provincial lawmakers, three mayors, and eight city councilors. Despite its size, the island province divided into 16 electoral districts has an electoral registry of 141.548 and all newly elected members will be taking office from 11 December 2023 until 11 December 2027.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego claims a record cruise season with 503 calls and 220,000 people

    The port of Ushuaia on a busy summer day

    Argentine province Tierra del Fuego authorities have said that 2022/23, has been an excellent cruise season with a record 503 calls and a turnover of some 220,000 people between passengers and crew members. Expectations for the next season are even better with at least 591 calls anticipated.