Falklands hold referendum on disputed status
The referendum in the Falklands is supported by the British government. Above, the Union Jack files over Stanley in 2007.
March 10th, 2013
03:05 AM ET

Falklands hold referendum on disputed status

People living in the Falkland Islands are voting in a referendum on their political status on Sunday and Monday at a time of heightened tensions between Argentina and Britain over their sovereignty.

The two countries went to war over the territory, known to the Argentinians as Las Malvinas, in 1982 after the then-military government in Argentina landed troops on the islands.

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  1. BOMBO

    Does anyone ever hear anything about Canada wanting to annex St Pierre and Miquelon, located only 12 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, and belonging to France? Of course not, because Canada is a civilized nation. We recognize the Islanders' right to remain part of France. So, take a hint Argentina.

    March 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Let the people decide.

    March 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    But no its who has the military muscle & more power that decides such issues. People seldom matter.
    Look at the people of Kashmir and Palestine.

    March 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Name s kel

    Hummmm another war between the beef people and the bully beef people!

    March 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |