President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is today urging the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to hand over the Falkland Islands and “put and end to colonialism” in a letter to be published on the 180th anniversary of the day that Argentina alleges the UK seized the archipelago in 1833.
Repeating Argentina’s distorted view of the historical events of the early 1830’s, President Kirchner claims that her country had been; “… forcibly stripped of the Falkland Islands, in a blatant exercise of 19th century colonialism. The Argentines on the islands were expelled by the Royal Navy and the UK subsequently began a population implantation process similar to that applied to other territories under colonial rule.”
In her letter to the Prime Minister, Kirchner also urges the UK to abide by a Resolution adopted by the United Nations in 1965, calling for Argentina and the UK to negotiate a solution to the sovereign dispute.
The Falkland Islands were…
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