Falkland Islands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21179/all en Falkland War anniversary, deja vu all over again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/falkland-islands-anniversary-deja-vu-all-over-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30th anniversary of Falkland War between Britain and Argentina is approaching and the two nations resume verbal sparring. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Falkland Islands is an archipelago in the South Atlantic around 290 miles off the coast of Argentina. They have been a British Overseas Territory since 1833 and today a little over 3,000 British people live there. But Argentina has always laid claim to the Falklands calling them Las Malvinas islands.</p> <p> Thirty years ago this led to war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/falkland-islands-anniversary-deja-vu-all-over-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 1982 Argentina Argentina Britain Falkland Islands Falkland War Home Las Malvinas Margaret Thatcher Regions Americas Europe United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:44:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5688054 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain, Argentina: more Falkland's anniversary saber rattling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/britain-argentina-more-falklands-anniversary-saber-rattling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As anniversary of war approaches, Britain sends another warship to patrol waters around the Falkland Islands </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falkland war is just two and a bit months away. Most of the time this sort of anniversary sees old foes extending the hand of - if not friendship - at least respect and honor for the dead.</p> <p> But not this time. As I <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/falkland-islands-anniversary-deja-vu-all-over-again">blogged </a>two weeks ago, the leaders of the two countries, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Argentine President Christina Kerchner were involved in some nasty rhetoric.</p> <p> Now, the nastiness is escalating. Kerchner has arranged with neighbor Mercosur countries in South America to impose a ban on all Falklands flagged boats landing on the continent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/britain-argentina-more-falklands-anniversary-saber-rattling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Argentina Britain Christina Kerchner David Cameron Falkland Islands Falkland War Falklands war 30th anniversary Home Prince William Regions Americas Conflict Zones War Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:23:08 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5689811 at http://www.globalpost.com Falkland Islands in dispute over oil reserves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/120207/falkland-islands-dispute-over-oil-reserves Now, with the recent discovery by a British energy company of major oil reserves in the waters off the islands, the dispute has taken on a new urgency.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/120207/falkland-islands-dispute-over-oil-reserves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Falkland Islands Oil World Leaders Diplomacy Energy United Kingdom Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:53:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5690793 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina and Britain: heading for the UN? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/argentina-and-britain-heading-the-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Argentine President Kirchner ramps up Falkland anniversary war of words. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Argentina&#39;s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner told a group of parliamentarians and Falkland war veterans that Britain was &quot;militarizing the South Atlantic one more time.&quot;</p> <p> She told the veterans, &quot;We will present a complaint to the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, as this militarizing poses a grave danger to international security.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/argentina-and-britain-heading-the-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Cristina Kirchner Falkland Islands Falkland's War Home Regions UN Americas Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:06:30 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5690860 at http://www.globalpost.com Sean Penn wades into Falkland Islands ruckus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/sean-penn-wades-falkland-islands-ruckus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Actor calls British deployment of Prince William to disputed islands "archaic colonialism." </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It is Sean Penn&#39;s curse to be a man of multiple extraordinary talents. He is arguably the greatest actor of his golden generation (This includes: George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Brad Pitt - all of them born within three years of each other). The films he directs show a deep understanding of the parts of American society that tend to be examined only in the songs of Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle.</p> <p> Yet somewhere inside Sean Penn there is an op-ed columnist or Pacifica radio talk-show host yearning to break free.</p> <p> Penn&#39;s vociferous activism for left wing causes frequently takes the shape of advocacy journalism. This explains his recent interest in the revived British-Argentine dispute over the Falkland Islands, or Las Malvinas, as Argentina calls them, which broke out recently while the actor was in Buenos Aires. Penn made some comments about Prince William&#39;s current deployment to the Falklands as an example of &quot;archaic colonialism.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/sean-penn-wades-falkland-islands-ruckus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Brad Pitt Bruce Springsteen Falkland Islands George Clooney Home Johnny Depp Las Malvinas Pinochet Prince William Regions Sean Penn Steve Earle Americas Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:17:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5693257 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina turns away British cruise ships after Falkland Island docking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/120227/argentina-turns-away-british-cruise-ships-after-falk <p> Two British cruise ships were denied entry to the port of the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia after visiting the disputed Falkland Islands earlier in the week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/120227/argentina-turns-away-british-cruise-ships-after-falk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Argentina Falkland Islands Americas Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:18:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5693713 at http://www.globalpost.com UK summons Argentine diplomat over trade row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120229/uk-summons-argentine-diplomat-over-trade-row <p> Argentina&rsquo;s top diplomat in Britain has been summoned to the foreign ministry in London to explain his government&#39;s decision to urge 20 leading companies to stop importing British goods and supplies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120229/uk-summons-argentine-diplomat-over-trade-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Argentina Falkland Islands United Kingdom Americas United Kingdom Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:43:59 +0000 Luke Browne 5694056 at http://www.globalpost.com British investors see profit in Falklands despite row with Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/120312/uk-falkland-islands-oil LONDON — In the war of words over the Falkland Islands, the money’s on Britain.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/argentina/120312/uk-falkland-islands-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Falkland Islands Political Risk United Kingdom Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:03:00 +0000 Emily Schmall 5695715 at http://www.globalpost.com Falkland Islands: Brits say defend it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/falkland-islands-brits-say-defend-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The 30th anniversary of the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina continues to cause rumbles. As I&#39;ve mentioned here before, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/sean-penn-wades-falkland-islands-ruckus">Sean Penn</a> has weighed in and <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/britain-argentina-more-falklands-anniversary-saber-rattling">Prince William</a> has recently been deployed there with the RAF causing Argentine hackles to be raised.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/falkland-islands-brits-say-defend-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Falkland Islands Falkland's War Falkland's War 30th Anniversary Home Prince William Regions Sean Penn Americas Conflict Zones War Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:41:38 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5697107 at http://www.globalpost.com Falklands referendum: Islanders to vote on sovereignty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120612/falkland-islands-referendum-sovereignty-uk-argentina "We are holding this referendum not because we have any doubts about who we are and what future we want," Falklands politician Gavin Short said, "but to show the world just how very certain we are about that."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120612/falkland-islands-referendum-sovereignty-uk-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Cristina Kirchner David Cameron Falkland Islands Las Malvinas Americas Politics United Kingdom Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5707626 at http://www.globalpost.com People, politics or oil: Who will win the Falklands? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130308/Falklands-referendum-Britain-Argentina <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">LONDON, UK &mdash; It&rsquo;s barely visible on a world map. Penguins outnumber its 2,800-strong human population 500 to 1. And its economy mainly relies on sheep, fish and the few boatloads of tourists who occasionally pitch up on its distant South Atlantic shores.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; ">But this month, the territory known as the Falkland Islands to the British and Las Malvinas to Argentineans will once again become the focus of a bitter standoff spanning two continents that exploded into military conflict 30 years ago.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130308/Falklands-referendum-Britain-Argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Falkland Islands World Leaders Conflict Zones Want to Know Diplomacy United Kingdom Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:16:37 +0000 Barry Neild 5777445 at http://www.globalpost.com The Falkland defectors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/130314/falkland-referendum-Argentina-UK <p>BUENOS AIRES &mdash; British Prime Minister David Cameron claimed he was &ldquo;delighted&rdquo; with the results. Argentina&rsquo;s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, meanwhile, lambasted what she referred to as a vote by a &ldquo;group of squatters.&rdquo; The outcome of this week&rsquo;s Falkland Islands&rsquo; referendum had, of course, been widely viewed as one of the most predictable plebiscites in history. And it didn&rsquo;t disappoint: 99.8 percent of the islanders voted to remain a British Overseas Territory. Three lone voices &mdash;&nbsp;for now anonymous &mdash; voted the other way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/130314/falkland-referendum-Argentina-UK" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Falkland Islands World Leaders Want to Know Diplomacy Political Risk United Kingdom Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:01:40 +0000 Ed Stocker 5783503 at http://www.globalpost.com