July 5, 1991 |
An updated chronology of war and peace in the South Atlantic: 1982: Argentina and Britain go to war over the Falkland Islands, a British colony that Argentines call the Malvinas. Britain wins. 1989: After seven years without direct diplomatic or commercial relations, the countries embark on a new path of rapprochement. 1991: Relations continue to improve. But possible petroleum exploration and a ban on commerce between Argentina and the islands loom as divisive issues.