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That Whole 'Who Owns The Falkland Islands' Thing Is Heating Up Again

Almost 30 years after the original conflict over the Falkland Islands saw just under a thousand soldiers killed, tensions over the island are  heating up again.

The Telegraph reports that the Mercosur bloc, which includes Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, has banned ports in the region from allowing ships with Falkland Island flags to dock.

“We hold nothing against the UK, but we have a lot in favor of Argentina,” Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said when announcing the decision at the Mercosur summit in Montevideo.

Argentinian president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has welcomed the ban. She wants to see the islands, at the tip of the South American continent, under the rule of Argentina. The sovereignty of the islands has been disputed since they were first settled by the UK in 1764.

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