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The Curmudgeon on The Falklands

Opinion, By Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thirty years ago, the reigning Junta in Brazil’s largest neighbor to the south, feeling in need of a little popular succor, decided upon a course to divert public opinion away from the evil it had been perpetrating over the past couple of decades.

In the time-honored fashion of governments everywhere, democratic or not, when faced with domestic problems that seem insuperable, the Argentine Junta did what they all do — it shouldered arms and looked abroad.

Not far abroad, off the Patagonian coast, lies a cluster of islands: rocky, windblown, almost . . .

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