August 7, 1992
Nicanor Costa Mendez, 69, a former Argentine foreign minister and key figure in the Falklands war in 1982. A lawyer linked to right-wing Catholic groups, Costa Mendez gained prominence 10 years ago as one of the people who inspired Argentina's internationally rebuffed attempt to retake the Falkland Islands, a British Crown Colony since 1832. He was appointed foreign minister and the principal civilian counselor of military President Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri.
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February 19, 1992 |
Lord John Fieldhouse, commander of British forces during the 1982 Falklands War, has died at 64, the Ministry of Defense announced Tuesday without giving a cause of death. He died Monday at a hospital in Southampton, about 80 miles southwest of London. Fieldhouse retired as a fleet admiral in 1988 because of his health. He was Britain's highest-ranking admiral when Argentina invaded the Falklands on April 2, 1982, claiming sovereignty over the south Atlantic island group.
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.
November 18, 1986 |
Britain today brushed off a new Argentine offer for peace talks on the disputed Falklands, saying that it will not discuss sovereignty over the islands and that the proposal appears to offer nothing new. On Monday, Argentina proposed replacing the truce that ended the 1982 Falklands War with a permanent cease-fire if Britain lifts its 150-mile military protection zone in the south Atlantic around the Falklands. (Story, Page 7.)
April 24, 1986 |
India has bought the aircraft carrier Hermes, Britain's flagship during the 1982 Falklands War with Argentina, for about $90 million, officials here said Wednesday. The deal, signed over the weekend, ended 10 months of negotiations for the 28,000-ton ship, which will be India's second carrier, the officials said. The price includes a six-month refitting in Britain. The Hermes was built toward the end of World War II and went into service in the 1950s.
January 31, 1991
Both the United States and Britain have versions of the so-called jump jet, popularized during the Falklands War. The unusual fighter, produced for the U.S. Marine Corps., is capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, delivering thousands of pounds of vertically on an unimproved forward site. Crew: one Max speed: .88 Mach at sea level Armament: 25-mm gun, Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, Maverick air-to-ground missile, Laser-guided and gravity bombs, Rocket launchers.