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History of the Malvinas-Falkland dispute

2010-02-22 13:49 BJT


Britain and Argentina have disputed sovereignty over the islands since the early 19th century. In 1833, Britain sent troops to occupy them, saying it was the first to discover the islands.

Negotiations over their status dragged on until 1981. After the talks failed, Argentina sent troops to retake them in April of 1982.

In a two month campaign, Britain regained control of the islands and its military presence there has been strengthened. But Argentina still maintains the islands belong to it.

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