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Falkland Islanders Fight for Their Sovereignty

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Falkland Islanders Fight for Their Sovereignty

The people of the Falkland Islands have finally begun to speak out against the dispute over their sovereignty. International discourse has historically been dominated by Argentina and the United Kingdom. Roger Edwards and Michael Simmons of the Falkland Legislative Assembly joined a Council on Hemispheric Affairs roundtable on June 7 to give voice to the Falkland people.

This analysis was prepared by Taylor Stout, with contributions from Aisha Espey and Sarah Slater, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read the full analysis, click here.

Recommended Reading: A Requiem for Calderón

Alina Rocha Menocal's worthy article on Foreign Policy arms the reader with a powerful beam to penetrate the normal obscurity of this theme. The upcoming Mexican election could be one of the most epochal disasters affecting Mexico since Carlos Salinas took office in the 1990’s. Mirabile Dictu, the United States faces the grim prospect of being one of the main losers in the July ballot, and the same could be said, but to a lesser extent, regarding Canada. At long last Mexico could discover on election day that U.S. national interests are no longer identical to those of Mexico’s, and that drugs, migration, and energy sales are no longer of the same rank or order of importance to the agenda of their respective countries.

This analysis was prepared by Alina Rocha Menocal for Foreign Policy.
To read the full analysis, click here.


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