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Falklands feud still raw in Buenos Aires

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Falklands feud still raw in Buenos Aires


Hundreds of activists have descended on the British Embassy in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires to call on Britain to relinquish its sovereignty of the Falkland islands.

The protest comes as Argentine has once again reiterated its claim to the territory.

The announcement that the production of oil will soon start off the tiny Archipelago has sparked some verbal sniping between London and Buenos Aires.

This protester explained why he was outside the embassy:

“We do not have anything against the British people, it is not about them, it is about the politics. The British political system that has colonised us for so many years.”

The two countries went to war over the Falklands in 1982 and the rising tensions come as the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion approaches.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the fate of the island will be decided by the 3,200 islanders and them alone.

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