The Malvinas is a LSD fantasy Argentine politicians pull out when they want to distract the peons from the fact that their lives both suck and blow.
hey, betcha Cristina Fernandez never thought of invading the Maldives!
That would keep her electorate pre-occupied and off her back for quite awhile...
>>>It is the Falkland Islands.
The Malvinas is a LSD fantasy Argentine politicians pull out when they want to distract the peons from the fact that their lives both suck and blow.<<<
100% correct. Anyone looking at the history will see that Argentina has about as strong a claim on the Florida Keys, the Hawaiian Islands or the real Maldives, as it has on the Falklands.
At the time of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, Argentina claimed the islands but no one was living there. A few years later Argentina sent a garrison which was ousted by the British in 1833. It has been British since then except for the two months of Argentine occupation in 1982.
I don't expect the Latin American countries would side with the UK or the US on this. True, the people living there now want to be British, but the same is true of the majority of the people living in the parts of the US that briefly belonged to Mexico. I imagine that if a poll were taken of public opinion in Latin America and they were asked "should the US return to Mexico the lands it acquired by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase," most people would say, "Si."