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  Falkland Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argentina has continued to claim sovereignty over the islands, and the dispute was used by the military junta dictatorship as an excuse to invade and briefly occupy the islands before being defeated in the two-month-long undeclared Falklands War in 1982 by a United Kingdom task force which returned the islands to British control.
It is thought this canid was brought to the island by humans, although it may have reached the islands by itself via a land bridge during the last ice age.
The largest company in the islands is the Falkland Islands Company, a publicly quoted company on the London Stock Exchange and responsible for the majority of the economic activity on the islands, though its farms were sold in 1991 to the Falkland Islands Government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Falkland_Islands   (3163 words)

  
 Malvinas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malvinas Argentinas, Córdoba is a town in Córdoba Province, Argentina.
March of the Malvinas is an Argentine song composed to rally people to the cause of reclaiming the Islands.
Malvinas 2032 its a real-time strategy game, in which you have to command the Argentinean forces and take the Falkland Islands for Argentina developed by Sabarasa Entertainment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malvinas   (210 words)

  
 The Falklands War (1982) / La Guerra de Las Malvinas (1982)
The Falkland Islands are a group of islands in the south Atlantic.
The government of the Falkland Islands administers the British dependent territories of South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, and the Shag and Clerke rocks, lying from 700 to 2,000 miles (1,100 to 3,200 km) to the east and southeast of the Falklands.
The total population of the islands was estimated at 2100 (in 1991) and 2967 in July 2003.
www.yendor.com /vanished/falklands-war.html   (3069 words)

  
 The Argentine Seizure Of The Malvinas [Falkland] Islands: History and Diplomacy
Out of this was born the Falkland Islands Emergency Committee and what later was termed the "Falklands lobby."(6) This lobby dedicated itself to the prevention of any compromise of British sovereignty over the Islands.(7) The influence wielded by the Falklands lobby in Parliament became evident in March 1968.
Shackleton concluded that the Islands' economy was declining and recommended establishment of new economic ties between Argentina and the Islanders.(13) This opened the door for yet another British diplomat, Ted Rowlands, to negotiate with the Islanders in February 1977.
During the next two years of negotiations new proposals were discussed such as joint sovereignty and administration of the Islands (referred to as the condominium concept) and leasing of the Islands for a predetermined number of years (the leaseback concept).(15) All such proposals were attacked by the Falklands lobby and the British press.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1987/CRD.htm   (10993 words)

  
 History of the Falkland Islands Islas Malvinas
The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina.
The United Kingdom asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833.
Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982.
infotut.com /geography/Falkland-Islands-(Islas-Malvinas)   (113 words)

  
 The Falkland Islands War
The total population of the islands at 1991 was estimated at 2100.
The fact that the islands are 100% populated by English speaking "Kelpers" (about 1800 of them), who prefered to remain under British rule notwithstanding, virtually every child in Argentina was made to believe that the islands are Argentine, and that this "imperialistic injustice" ought to be reversed.
General Mario Menendez is proclaimed military governor of the islands, and as Galtieri predicted, the move proves to be extremely popular: In Buenos Aires, where the unions had a week earlier demonstrated against the government, there are massive outbursts of solidarity in the streets.
www.ability.org.uk /falklands-war.html   (2165 words)

  
 DECOLONIZATION COMMITTEE SAYS ARGENTINA, UNITED KINGDOM SHOULD RENEW EFFORTS ON FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) QUESTION
(Malvinas) since their invasion of the islands in the nineteenth century, it was a legal fact that possession alone did not give legitimacy.
(Malvinas), he said revenue had been raised by licensing foreign fishing vessels and charging fees for trans-shipment of cargoes.  Tourism had increased, bringing in additional income.  New schools had been built, there was an international airport, and roads had spread across the islands, opening up new opportunities in trade and commerce.
(Malvinas) remained unresolved despite efforts by the international community to assist the parties in seeking a solution to the dispute.  It was essential that the status of this Non-Self-Governing Territory be resolved expeditiously.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2004/gacol3105.doc.htm   (3030 words)

  
 Falkland Islands
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago in the South Atlantic consisting of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland, and a number of smaller islands.
Abundant when the islands were settled by Europeans, it was considered a nuisance to livestock and hunted to extinction.
The islands have oil reserves that are believed to be quite substantial, but have yet to be exploited.
creekin.net /n64-falkland-islands.html   (1307 words)

  
 Falkland Islands Profile (8.2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The English landed on the Falkland Islands in 1690, but the first settlement on this land off the coast of southern Argentina was not established until 1764 by the French.
In April 1982, Argentina invaded the islands, starting a two-month conflict that ended with the British regaining the capital and the Argentineans agreeing to a cease-fire.
The 1982 conflict between Argentina and Britain resulted in thousands of AP and AT mines being strewn across the islands, most of which were laid by Argentina.
maic.jmu.edu /journal/8.2/profiles/falklandislands.htm   (680 words)

  
 The Falklands/Malvinas War, Its Causes and Consequences, and Proposed Ideas for a Negotiated Settlement
The Falkland islands or “islas Malvinas” in Spanish are indeed a group of about 420 islands of which 80 percent of the total surface of 6,200 square miles is composed by the two main islands, East Falkland (Isla Soledad) and West Falkland (Isla Gran Malvina).
Almost everyone was employed either by the Falklands Islands Company of by the Government.” This had bred, in Shackelton’s words “a lack of confidence and enterprise at the individual and community level, and a degree of acceptance of their situation which verges on apathy” (34).
If the present population of the islands were a mixture of various nationalities as a consequence of free immigration, the principle of self determination would have more strength.
www.falklands-malvinas.com /martinez.htm   (8142 words)

  
 WCS in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands
Like those that breed on the shores of Patagonia, the wildlife of the Jason Islands feed in the Southwest Atlantic and are subject to similar threats.
Surveys of the islands are being conducted to obtain a general evaluation of wildlife present.
WCS is engaging the Falklands/Malvinas community, including members of the Board of Governors and Falklands Conservation, in discussions concerning wildlife conservation objectives for the Jason Islands.
www.wcs.org /international/latinamerica/southerncone/jasons   (503 words)

  
 Antarctica Travel Guide, Falkland Islands
Like many islands the world over, the local availability of building materials dictates the character of the town and Stanley is first noted for the brightly painted corrugated iron roofs to most of the dwellings.
The two main islands are roughly equal in size and make up almost the total land mass of the islands, others in the group are numerous but very small.
The islands have a cold maritime climate with an average of 2.8° C (37° F) in the winter and 8.3° C (47° F) in the summer.
www.coolantarctica.com /Travel/falkland_islands.htm   (824 words)

  
 Malvinas Islands
Therefore, in the Question of the Malvinas Islands, the violation through a XIX Century imperialist action of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of an independent republic -Argentina- recognized by Great Britain itself, makes that the principle of territorial integrity prevail over the principle of self-determination.
In his inaugural address to Congress on March 1, 2004, President Nestor Kirchner stressed that the sovereignty claim over the Malvinas Islands is part of the national interests and belongs to the "set of State policies that we must all defend".
In addition to this there have been attempts at achieving the presence of the islands and of its illegitimate representatives at international organizations and events as well as procedures for the extension of international conventions to the disputed area.
www.argentina.org.au /malvinas_islands.htm   (1523 words)

  
 AN HISTORICAL DISPUTE: THE FALKLAND ISLANDS/ISLAS MALVINAS, Argentina Tourist Information and Travel Guide at ...
At the time of the invasion, the islands were essentially a forgotten, far-off British colony that had long suffered economic stagnation and a dearth of infrastructure development.
The Falkland Islands Company owned half the land and half the sheep, employed a third of the workforce and was in control of all crucial sectors of the economy, including banking, shipping, wholesale and retail trade.
Economic treaties (which are definitely in the long-term interests of both the islands and the islanders) have been signed that pave the way for co-operation with regards to prospecting for suspected offshore oil deposits, and in the exploitation of fishing grounds (rich in krill, hake, cod and squid).
www.infohub.com /destinations/South-America/Argentina/85594.htm   (1786 words)

  
 Falkland Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The arms of the Falkland Islands are: 'blue chief with a white ram on a grass compartment over a blue and white wavy base bearing a Tudor style ship'.
The Falkland Islands red ensign was designed by the late director of the Flag Institute, Dr William Crampton, in spring 1996.
The Red Ensign defaced with the badge of the Falkland Islands was approved by Her Majesty 16th December 1998 and came into effect on 25th January 1999 (Statutory Instrument 1998 No 3147).
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fk.html   (1374 words)

  
 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). The World Factbook. 2003
The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833.
The islands are now self-financing except for defense.
The British Geological Survey announced a 200-mile oil exploration zone around the islands in 1993, and early seismic surveys suggest substantial reserves capable of producing 500,000 barrels per day; to date no exploitable site has been identified.
www.bartleby.com /151/fk.html   (938 words)

  
 Falkland Islands/Las Malvinas
Under discussion is establishing air-links between Argentina and the Falklands/Malvinas and allowing Argentine nationals to visit the Islands; co-operation on oil exploration and conservation of fish stocks in disputed waters.
The Islanders would be the principal partner of the 'Falklands/Malvinas Islands Development Fund', but like any corporation or government that requires investment capital, utilization of the international capital markets to raise funding for development of its resources, would be a normal course of action.
Adding the Islands to Mercosur and setting up an investment fund is exactly the kind of thing that could provide all interested parties with a win-win situation and permit everyone not only to save face but to begin a long and fruitful collaboration.”
www.uruguaychamber.com /michaels/dust/falklands.html   (639 words)

  
 Touring notes: Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas
Cycling is a possible way of getting around on the main islands given the absence of public road transport.
The islands are about the size of Wales, split into East Falkland which is the main inhabited island, West Falkland which is marginally larger, and many small islands.
The OS produce a 1:250,000 map covering the whole islands, though ask the tourist board in Stanley about any new roads.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/Island/6810/ivan/falklands.html   (1460 words)

  
 Statement - Malvinas Islands -
Regarding the Malvinas question, Resolution 2065 (XX) adopted by a large majority and, --it should be noted, without the negative vote of the United Kingdom-- clearly establishes that there is a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
Contrary to the situation of other non-self-governing territories and taking into account the peculiarities of the case, the Malvinas question has to be settled through negotiations between the Republic of Argentina and the United Kingdom, in accordance with pronouncements reiterated by the United Nations (Resolution 2065 (XX) and others).
Respect for the lifestyle of islanders and the recovery of the Islands exclusively by peaceful means are guaranteed by Argentina's constitution.
emb-eeuu.mrecic.gov.ar /malvina1.htm   (2290 words)

  
 Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas - Falklands War 1982
land, the Falklands are the only major island group in the South Atlantic and lays 300 miles to the east of the Strait of Magellan.
- 900 miles east-south-east of the Falklands, the 100 mile long island is completely mountainous, covered with glaciers and is likened to a partly submerged stretch of the Swiss Alps.
Normally uninhabited and actively volcanic, the islands are totally Antarctic in climate.
www.naval-history.net /F11falklands.htm   (360 words)

  
 Falklands-Malvinas Forum - Chronology
Britain protests against what was regarded as a violation of "British sovereignty," warning that if any further attempt was made to land in South Georgia without proper authorization, the British government reserved the right to take whatever action might be necessary.
The Argentine navy, reluctant to comply with the removal of the party left under the threat of force, orders the Bahia Buen Suceso to South Georgia.
Britain formally declares and end to hostilities, and the two-mile exclusion zone established around the islands during the war is replaced by a Falklands Protection Zone (FIPZ) of 150 miles.
www.falklands-malvinas.com /falklands/chronolo.htm   (603 words)

  
 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DECOLONIZATION REITERATES CALL ON ARGENTINA, UNITED KINGDOM TO RESUME NEGOTIATIONS ON ...
The Special Committee on Decolonization called on Britain and Argentina this morning to resume negotiations to find a peaceful resolution to the sovereignty dispute over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).  The call came in a resolution sponsored by Bolivia, Chile, Cuba and Venezuela.  The text was adopted without a vote.
Philip Miller, Legislative Councillor of the Falkland Islands, concurred with that view.  He said the people of the Islands did not trust Argentina because of its unjustified claim to sovereignty of the Islands.  Trust could be built for the benefit of both countries if Argentina relinquished its claim.
PHILIP MILLER, Legislative Councillor of the Falkland Islands, said the people of the Islands did not trust Argentina because of its unjustified claim to sovereignty of the Islands.  Trust could be built for the benefit of both countries if Argentina relinquished its claim.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2002/GACOL3067.doc.htm   (722 words)

  
 Map Of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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www.appliedlanguage.com /maps_of_the_world/map_of_falkland_islands_islas_malvinas.shtml   (250 words)

  
 Falklands/Malvinas War
Argentina's claim on the Falklands (which it calls the Malvinas Islands) was based on sheer proximity to Argentina's mainland and its purported “inheritance” of sovereignty from the failed 1810 Spanish government.
On 19 March 1982, Argentina initiated the conflict by landing 30 scrap metal salvagers on South Georgia Island and raising the Argentinean flag.
The Falklands or Malvinas War raises a series of points regarding the causes of conflicts between nations.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/malvinas.htm   (1535 words)

  
 Falkland Islands Government - Home Page
DRUGS WARNING: We in the Falkland Islands are proud of our low incidence of cases of drugs abuse and the Government is firmly committed to maintaining the drugs-free environment currently enjoyed here.
Whilst convictions for drugs-related offences are few and far between we intend to improve on the current situation and anyone convicted of a drugs related offence will be dealt with severely by the authorities.
Anyone entering the Islands as a visitor or as a temporary resident/worker will have their immigration permit revoked if convicted of a drugs-related offence.
www.falklands.gov.fk   (139 words)

  
 MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News
The focus will be on the so-called “Third Way “ theme advanced by Tony Blair to seek a pragmatic compromise between hard left and conservative right policies, and to share ideas on how to promote greater social justice and equality among their own populations and in the wider world.
This, too, seems as intractable as ever, with the apparent failure of a proposal for joint sovereignty, emphatically rejected by the people of Gibraltar, whose wishes Britain insists must be taken into account, as must those of the Falkland Islanders.
Falkland Islands Census to be held on October 8th
www.falkland-malvinas.com /Detalle.asp?NUM=2373   (2159 words)

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