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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner renews her claims for sovereignty of the Falklands at a UN Security Council meeting.
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Im old enough to remember this conflict when Thatcher sent the British to retake the islands. Both sides are claiming the islands for themselves. Seems they were uninhabited when discovered by the French and then it was British, Spanish, French, Argentinan, and British again in 1833 until the militray invasion by Agrentina in 1982 and the retaking of the island by the British that same year. Claims on both sides seem legitimate, but I find it most telling that the people now living there want to be part of Great Britian, not Argentina. The people of mainland Argentina might want the islands, economic reasons and for the EEZ, but the people actully living on the island do not. Another thing I do remember, the US was not with Great Britian at thie time in an unusual split between long term and stanuch allies
I think that countries trying to unite and make claims is sort of like going to a bad college party in a station wagon with people that you might not like, don't like you, and are not like you... At least in the case of the USA. As for Argentina, well I hope they're not as ravishly divided as the united of the constituents of America. I don't really have anything good to say about this country... I have been physically and psychologically abused by police, damaged and violated by medical establishments, and I'm really sick of other people acting like they have the god-given right or my permission to treat me less than pleasantly. How does this relate to Argentina requesting sovereignty? Well, I relate my personal experience to their situation in that they might be better off sovereign than being operated on by deranged fugitive doctors or beaten up by cops in bad relationships... so to speak. For a lack of sovereignity would pose negative things that might befall their people. I think that there is a greater chance for greater things to happen to them if they do it alone, rather than being told what to do, or being thought through and puppetted by other countries!
See a photo of Iguazu Falls in South America and download free wallpaper from National Geographic.
Beautiful image! South America's equivalent to the Niagara Falls is a place that students should see.
I'm adding this to my list of places to go right away! I intend to visit most of the countries in the world in my lifetime, and this just happens to be on the border of two of them. It's a really cool sight even apart from its natural topography. It looks like the border is almost like a gap in the Earth itself. It reminds me a bit of how the Grand Canyon is a divide close to the borders of Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.
This image of Iguazu Falls in South America is just another visual example of how beautiful the world is!