Sunday, 1 April 2012

Argentina/UK: Scars of war

The Associated Press has produced an excellent article about the lasting, painful legacy of the Falklands/Malvinas war both in Argentina and on the islands themselves. It makes several points:

- The islanders have been left with mine fields and an increasing sense of nervousness over Argentine attempts to isolate them.
- Argentine veterans were largely abandoned by state and society. The government has recorded 439 suicides by former fighters, yet the first mental health clinic focused on veterans' care opened just last month.
- A large proportion of the Argentine graves on the Falklands remained unmarked, leading to the justice minister's recent promise to step up efforts to identify them.

Read the whole thing here:
30 years after Falklands war, visible scars remain (AP)

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