Argentina Complains Brazilian TV Calls Malvinas Falklands

Brazil’s main television station international signal, TV Globo refers to the Malvinas Islands as "Falklands", complained the Argentine agency DYN.

The controversy is over a special program on the Falklands’ wildlife, which the Brazilian TV Globo station is promoting including in Argentina.

The program is a chapter of the "Globo Reporter" and refers to wildlife in the Falkland Islands, "also known as Malvinas".

DYN points out that the TV Globo promotion comes as a surprise since the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has always supported Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Malvinas, "which were illegally taken over by the British in 1833".

In 1982, Argentina and the United Kingdom went to war over the Falkland Islands, after the Argentine military occupied the British dependency of South Georgia on March 19, 1982.

Argentina ended up surrendering on June 14, 1982. It was a bloody war with almost 1,000 dead: 649 Argentine soldiers and 258 British.  Although England won the war Argentina shows no sign of relinquishing its claim to the islands.

Mercopress, Bzz

Tags:

You May Also Like

A Whole Month of Non-Stop Brazilian Caroling

Once again this year, starting on Thanksgiving Day, those all over the word who ...

Breakdown at Brazil Air Control Center Causes 100s of Delays and Cancellations

On the heels of Brazil's deadliest air tragedy ever, Saturday brought another chaotic day ...

Terminator Seeds Would Cost Brazilian Soy Growers US$ 400 Million

So-called suicide or terminator seeds, which germinate only once forcing farmers to buy new ...

Brazil Unmoved by Blair’s Appeal to Rescue Collapsed Doha Talks

British Prime Minister Tony Blair told President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in a ...

Still a Marxist

President Fernando Henrique Cardoso unabashedly stands by everything he ever wrote and insists that, ...

Brazil Gathers Its Food to Show in Paris

The International Business Center (CIN) at the Federation of Industries of the State of ...

Joãozinho da Babilônia

We went out once, twice, in the third one, I don’t know, she offered ...

Why Brazilians Should Elect Dilma Rousseff the Next President of Brazil

A little over four years ago, in September 2006 “Brazzil” published one of my ...

Brazzil? What Is It All About?

Created in April of 1989, BRAZZIL has been a national respected link between Brazil ...

NGO Accuses Nestlí© of Scoffing at Brazil’s Law

Since the beginning of its activities in Parque das Àguas (Park of Waters) in ...