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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Why Britain and Argentina are tussling, again, over the Falklands

Decades of sharp exchanges between Britain and Argentina escalated this week as Argentina reasserted its claim to the Falklands Islands, a territory about 300 miles off the Argentine coast that has been ruled by Britain since 1833.

Britain responded, as it always has, that it has no intention of giving the islands up.

Today, as the 30th anniversary of the two nations’ war over the South Atlantic's Falklands approaches, tensions have risen, with Britain accusing Argentina of “colonialism” for pursuing its claim.

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