Falkland Islands: The Bitter Taste of Defeat

As Argentina's troops return, the junta is in disarray

Only a few weeks ago, when Argentines still believed that things were going well for them in the Falklands, shop windows throughout the country were plastered with sky-blue-and-white signs proclaiming UNIDOS, ES MÁS FACIL (United, it's easier). By last week those painted proclamations had faded in the weak sunlight of the southern winter—and so had Argentina's façade of political unity. As British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher confirmed to President Ronald Reagan that Argentina would have no say in the future of the disputed Falkland...

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