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Today in Latin American history, Argentine forces unconditionally surrendered to British forces ending the Falklands War in 1982. Beginning on Friday 2 April 1982, Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, 56 British servicemen were killed by Argentine air attack on two landing ships in 1982. The Bluff Cove Air Attacks occurred during the Falklands War. British troop transport ships were bombed by the Argentine Air Force (FAA) whilst unloading, with significant damage and casualties. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, British forces defeated the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green in 1982. The Battle for Goose Green was the first major land conflict of the Falklands War that lasted 40-hours, during which 17 British troops and 47 Argentine soldiers lost their lives. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, the British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sunk the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano in 1982. continue reading »
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez marked Tuesday's 31st anniversary of the start of the Falklands War by again demanding that Britain agree to discuss the question of sovereignty over the South Atlantic archipelago known to Latin Americans as the Malvinas. continue reading »