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South American states ban Falklands vessels from ports

A South American trading bloc has agreed to close its ports to ships flying the Falkland Islands flag.

Mercosur, which includes Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, came to the decision at a summit in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.

Jan Cheek is member of the Falkland Islands Assembly - her family have lived on the island for six generations.

She said that the move was just the latest in a series of actions by Argentina to try and make life more difficult for those who live in the Falklands.

  • 21 Dec 2011