Argentina: The Falkland Caper

The Falkland Islands are one of the world's remoter causes. Plunked like stones some 300 miles off South America's southeast coast, they are inhabited by penguins, sheep and 2,200 farmers and fishermen who live in a cold and constant drizzle. But a cause they are.

Occupied by the British in 1833, they have been claimed ever since by Argentina, which calls the islands the Malvinas. The ownership issue has been debated before the OAS, the U.N., and even in postage stamps put out by both nations. Every Argentine schoolboy is brought up on...

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