Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cameron dismisses Argentinian plea for Falkland

British Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed Thursday (January 3, 2013), a renewed call by Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner for Britain to return the disputed Falkland Islands. 

Cameron said the 3,000 residents of the South Atlantic archipelago had a strong desire to remain British and would have a chance to express their views in a referendum on March 10 and 11. 

In an open letter to the British PM, Kirchner said the islands were "forcibly stripped" from Argentina exactly 180 years ago, "in a blatant exercise of 19th-century colonialism".

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