Argentina presents new note showing the Falkland Islands

Argentine President Cristina Fernández has presented a new 50-peso note commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the invasion of the British archipelago. Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands (called Las Malvinas by Argentina) on 2 April 1982 but surrendered after just over two months of fighting. A total 255 British and about 650 Argentine servicemen were killed in the fighting, along with three Falkland civilians. In March 2013, residents in the Falkland Islands voted overwhelmingly in a referendum in favour of remaining British. Just three residents out of 1,517 were against remaining British.

On the front, it displays a map of the islands in the white and blue colours of the Argentine flag. On the back we see a gaucho who rose up against British rule in 1833. An exact issue date is unknown at this time but MRI Guide expects it to be issued "by years' end".

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Steven Friday 04 April 2014 at 8:29 pm | | news
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