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March 15, 1985

The Argentine Senate approved the Beagle Channel treaty with Chile by a single vote, giving President Raul Alfonsin a major legislative victory. The treaty, earlier approved by Argentina's Chamber of Deputies, divides sovereignty over the strategic waterway and its three islands at the southern tip of South America. Approval in the Senate, where Alfonsin's Radical Civic Union is in a minority, was opposed by the Peronist party. Ratification by Chile is expected because the accord is endorsed by military President Augusto Pinochet.

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