March 4, 1994 |
Over British objections, the United States is selling Argentina 36 A-4 Skyhawks with advanced radar to replace some of the jet attack planes lost by the Argentines in their 1982 war against Britain over the Falkland Islands. Argentina will get the used American planes cheap--$200,000 to $300,000 each, according to one source--but it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to have them refurbished and refitted.
November 1, 1988
An Argentine civil court upheld a 12-year sentence for former President Leopoldo F. Galtieri on charges of negligence and incompetence stemming from Argentina's defeat in the 1982 Falklands War. The Federal Appeals Court in Buenos Aires also revised sentences handed down by a military tribunal in 1984 for two other members of the military junta that plunged Argentina into the war with Britain. Gen. Basilio Lami Dozo, former air force chief, had his sentence increased from eight to 12 years.
August 5, 1989 |
The Argentine government wants to restore normal relations with Britain and remove any vestiges of the 1982 war the two countries fought over the Falkland Islands, Foreign Minister Domingo Cavallo said Friday. "We believe it is possible to work toward the normalization of relations. . . . There is a commitment on our part and by the United Kingdom to make progress," Cavallo said in an interview.
June 14, 1992 |
Margaret Thatcher arrived in the Falkland Islands on Saturday for a four-day visit marking the 10th anniversary of Britain's war with Argentina over the colony. Hundreds of islanders greeted the former prime minister as she drove into Stanley, the capital. Cheering children waved British flags. "I'd do it again.
February 16, 1990 |
Argentina and Britain announced an agreement Thursday to restore full diplomatic ties, nearly eight years after they fought a 74-day war over the Falkland Islands, a sparsely populated archipelago off Argentina's coast in the South Atlantic Ocean. The announcement capped two days of talks here between Argentine and British officials. Britain agreed to lift by March 31 a 150-mile military protection zone enforced around the islands since Argentina invaded them in 1982.
October 24, 1998 |
Preparing for the first visit to Britain by an Argentine leader since the 1982 Falklands War, President Carlos Menem said Friday that he "deeply regretted" the bloody Anglo-Argentine conflict and hoped to further relations between the two countries next week. But his regrets, conveyed in the Sun tabloid Friday morning, served to open old wounds rather than heal them.