Wikipedia: Stanley, capital and lone city of Falkland Islands
The population of Falkland Islands is about 2,500, in addition to 1,700 people stationed at the British military’s Mount Pleasant Complex there, but politicians from Great Britain and Argentina are ratcheting up their rhetoric over the small British-controlled territory, CNN reported.
Nearly 30 years ago, the two countries fought over the Islands, which have been under British rule since 1833. Argentina invaded the Falklands in 1982, prompting a war in which more than 600 Argentinian and 255 British troops died.
Relations between the UK and Argentina remained hostile following 1982, and diplomatic relations were not restored until 1989. Although the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the UK and Argentina to return to negotiations over the Islands’ future, the UK ruled out any further talks over the Islands’ sovereignty.
Arguements have rekindled and old wounds opened because British Prince William is scheduled to begin a Royal Air Force tour of duty there next month.
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has recently emphasized her country’s claim to the territory, saying she wants British officials to enter into talks with Argentina over the islands, which are known as the Malvinas in Argentina. Demonstrators marching outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires this month burned British flags and urged Argentina to sever ties with the United Kingdom.