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The Fuegian government honored Marisa Delgado, the first woman born in Antarctica

His mother, Juana Pabla Benítez, was also distinguished for being the first member and founder of the Sargento Cabral Fortress at the Esperanza Antarctic Base in 1978, with the arrival of the first families to the White Continent.

26 de February de 2023 11:18

Framed in the Third Edition of the Antarctic Month, which will conclude on March 22.

The Government of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands, through the Malvinas Secretariat, awarded the distinction to Marisa de las Nieves Delgado , who was the first woman born in the Antarctic Department of Argentina; and to his mother, Benítez Juana Pabla for being the first member and founder of the Sargento Cabral Fortress at the Esperanza Antarctic Base in 1978, with the arrival of the first families to the White Continent.

In this regard, the Secretary of Geopolitical Affairs, Carolina Lavori stated that “the delivery of such distinctions is part of the Antarctic Month, which aims not only to make visible the activity carried out in the Antarctic Department of Argentina, but also to recognize "the different Antarctic personalities that are part of our historical presence on the White Continent."

Likewise, the official recalled that in previous editions the Province recognized personalities such as Noemí Acuña , granddaughter of Hugo Acuña who was the first Argentine to raise the national flag. Also Sergeant Alfredo Pérez , explorer of the South Pole and last survivor of Operation 90 ; to Elías Gabino , for having been part of the crew of the first Argentine flight to the South Pole; Mrs. Puchi Giro, the first woman to carry out and promote Antarctic tourism.

As well as, Doctor Eduardo Olivero , geologist and paleontologist of the Antarctic Peninsula; to Doctor Juan Carlos Lujan , war veteran, White Desert expeditionary and founder of the Marambio Base. To Mr. Carlos Vairo , outstanding researcher and distinguished career as a promoter of Antarctic values, and to Antarctic teachers who with a deep vocation have fulfilled functions in the School Provincial No. 38 Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín, at the Esperanza Base, among others.

Likewise, during this Third Edition of Antarctic Month, which began today and will conclude on March 22, an agenda of activities is planned, including presentations of bibliographic material, film debate meetings, Antarctic talks, academic meetings, communications with Antarctic Bases, exhibitions by Antarctic teachers and students and cultural workshops.

The distinctions were presented by the Minister of Public Works and Services, Gabriela Castillo ; the Minister of Labor and Employment, Karina Fernández ; the representative of the Joint Antarctic Command, Néstor Gonzales and the Secretary of International Affairs, Constanza Renzone . Bicontinental teachers, bicontinental students and members of the Undersecretary of Youth were also present.

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TDF Government Press

By Agenda Malvinas

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