Argentina urges the United Nations to revise decolonization process
Argentine state company Intercargo manages services for the loading and unloading of luggage on airplanes, the transportation of passengers on buses to terminals, and provides the jet bridge services that connect aircraft to the airport, allowing passengers to embark and disembark.
LATAM Airlines, the region’s largest carrier, said in a statement that it has “dispatched additional flights to transport passengers whose travel was affected yesterday (Friday) and today (Saturday).”
Intercargo said on Friday that the tariffs in the current contract with LATAM Airlines should be raised to comply with new government rules.
In a statement, published by Argentine state news agency Telam, Intercargo said LATAM “doesn’t want to pay more than what was agreed initially” and said it is owed a debt of nearly 40 million Argentine pesos ($7.6 million).
The Chile-based airline has domestic operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Eric Beech. Copyright (2013) Thomson Reuters.
Author: Anothony Esposito
The government today questioned the UK after its negative vote at the United Nations General Assembly "to place French Polynesia back on the UN list of territories that should be decolonised." Additionally, the government renewed its claim over the sovereignty of the Malvinas Islands territory.
The UN General Assembly yesterday affirmed “the inalienable right of the people of French Polynesia to self-determination and independence.” Four countries - the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the Netherlands - "all disassociated themselves from the consensus vote".
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman stated Argentina is convinced, "the UN shall revise the decolonization process." "We demand it for Malvinas and all colonial enclaves still existing in the 21st century," Timerman stressed.