Friday, 4 April 2014

Argentina launches Falklands currency note to mark anniversary

Argentina has launched a new 50-peso currency note featuring a map of the Falkland Islands to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the invasion of the British archipelago.

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said the Falklands were "Nato's military base" in the region.

British troops regained control of the archipelago after a 74-day war in which more than 900 people died.

Argentina claims sovereignty of the islands it calls Las Malvinas.

The new note is worth just under $7 (£4). On one side, it displays a map of the islands in the white and blue colours of the Argentine flag.  Read more  HERE