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Falkland Islands: What are the competing claims?

  • 16 February 2012
  • From the section Magazine
Panorama of the Falklands

Nearly three decades after the Falklands War, tensions between the UK and Argentina have resurfaced. The UK insists the Falkland Islands are rightfully the UK's. The Argentine government maintains the islands, which it calls Las Malvinas, belong to it. But what are the details of each side's legal, historical and geographical claims for ownership?

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