Originally posted by generalissimoPutting politics aside ,having the secound biggest oil field in the world [if proven] in the hands of the UK would be far more benificial to the world than if Argentina had it !
[b]Latin American and Caribbean leaders at a summit in Mexico have backed Argentina in its new row with the UK over the Falkland Islands.
Leaders of all 32 countries backed Argentine claims to the islands and condemned oil drilling operations that are already under way.
The row er ...[text shortened]... ursuing talks at the UN. "
Personally I support argentina on this.
Originally posted by zeeblebotThat resolution doesn't address the point being raised i.e. who has a legitimate claim to the islands (it called for a "diplomatic solution" as to that issue).
Reaction in the United Nations
On 3 April 1982 the United Nations Security Council comprising the 5 permanent members and the 10 elected members (Poland, Spain, Ireland, Panama, Guyana, Japan, Jordan, Uganda, Zaire, and Togo) passed the Resolution 502 de ...[text shortened]... , Poland, Spain and the USSR abstaining. All 10 remaining members voted for the resolution. 
Originally posted by FMFThe history of land claims on remote islands tends to be arbitrary, so the fairest way to solve it is hold a referendum of the present inhabitants and see what they would like to be: British, Argentinian, or independent.
In the 70s the U.K. was trying to find a way to give them back to Argentina.
Originally posted by spruce112358That has already been done with overwhelming support for British identity.
The history of land claims on remote islands tends to be arbitrary, so the fairest way to solve it is hold a referendum of the present inhabitants and see what they would like to be: British, Argentinian, or independent.