April 2, 2012

Tensions High on Falklands Anniversary

Ben McPartland, France 24

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Britain and Argentina commemorate the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War on Monday amid escalating tensions between the two countries.

April 2 marks three decades since Argentina’s invasion of the South Atlantic archipelago but the dispute over the sovereignty of the Falklands appears more intense that at any point since the 74-day war ended with Argentine defeat.

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TAGGED: United Kingdom, Argentina, Falkland Islands, Malvinas

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