Falkland Islands row: Argentina's understanding of history is 'laughable'

Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine President, has been left “frustrated” by the refusal of other Latin American nations to back Argentina’s long-standing claim to the Islands, Klaus Dodds, Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, said.

An emotional open letter from Kirchner to David Cameron demanding the return of the Islands which she claims were “forcibly stripped” from her country, published today in the Guardian newspaper, is a sign of “profound weakness,” Prof Dodds said.

The Islands had no established Argentine population at the time the British took control - and Mrs Kirchner's country was itself an ambitious colonial power in the nineteenth century, he added....

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