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Argentina intellectuals query Falkland Islands policy


A group of Argentine intellectuals has challenged the government's ambition to take control of the Falkland Islands from the British.

The 17 writers urged the government to recognise the right of the islanders to decide their own future.

They also say Argentina's demand for negotiations with the UK contradicts its insistence on sovereignty.

Tension has been rising in the run-up to the 30th anniversary of the war the two countries fought over the islands.

The intellectuals issued a joint statement titled An Alternative Vision of the Malvinas (Falklands).

Among the signatories are the journalist Jorge Lanata, historians Luis Alberto Romero and Hilda Sabato, cultural critic Beatriz Sarlo, and constitutional law expert Daniel Sabsay.

They argued that the government's actions were out of proportion to the importance of the issue, and had little relation to the

Added: Feb-23-2012 Occurred On: Feb-24-2012
Tags: argentine, intellectuals, confront, warmongering, wankers, falklands
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