December 13, 2013
'Stepping on Malvinas’ soil'
Tierra del Fuego governor Fabiana Ríos attended Sunday´s marathon in the city of Río Grande. “Are you going to run?” the Herald.com asked her. “I am going to walk with the people”, she clarified.
“Being here has to do with making 1 million Argentineans think and sign for peace, dialogue, territorial integrity. And to make Tierra del Fuego have effective jurisdiction over Malvinas Islands,” Ríos added.
Under the 1994 National Constitution and national legislation delimiting provincial limits, the Malvinas Islands come under jurisdiction of the Tierra del Fuego province. “Walking on Tierra del Fuego is stepping on Malvinas,” the governor affirmed.
In a similar direction, ruling Victory Front MP Rosana Bertone joined Ríos to affirm Malvinas is “Tierra del Fuego soil.”
“The Constitution and the national laws say Malvinas (Islands) are within the limits of Tierra del Fuego. A few years ago, we reaffirmed such rights prompting reactions by the UK and proving we are on the correct path, the path of dialogue and a peaceful resolution,” Bertone told the Herald.com as she handed runners silver coins which have been issued by the Argentina’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing and that showed a map of the still British-controlled archipelago.