CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1991
I was surprised by the suggestion in your editorial ("Don't Cry for Malvinas," June 18) that Britain has been "stubborn and unyielding" in its relationship with Argentina. The British government wanted to restore more normal relations with Argentina way back in 1984. We put forward many practical proposals but the then Argentine government, unfortunately, refused to talk about anything unless sovereignty was on the agenda. In view of what had happened this was not acceptable to the Falkland Islanders, nor was it acceptable to us. After the election of the new government of President Carlos Saul Menem in 1989, Argentina agreed that the sovereignty question should be put on one side.
July 17, 1996 |
Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Camilion resigned Tuesday amid a scandal over the secret sale of weapons to Ecuador and Croatia last year, becoming the second minister to quit in a week. The resignation came 1 1/2 years after the scandal first broke and a few hours after a federal judge asked for the minister's parliamentary immunity to be lifted to clear the way for him to be questioned.