Friday, February 19, 2010

U.N. to Review Falklands Dispute

This is a brief article about the Argentine/ British dispute over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands off the souther coast of Argentina. In 1833 the British took control of the islands by force and in 1982 Argentina and Britain fought a brief war over the islands, with Britian coming out victorious. Argentina however has continued to lay claim to the islands and is now disputing a British oil companies attempt to explore for oil off the coast of the islands. Argentina is bring its case before the UN and will demand that Britain abide by General Assembly resolutions.

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