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Kirchner announces she will appeal to UN on Falklands issue

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    Tuesday, 07 February 2012
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    Wednesday, 08 February 2012
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KirchnerARGENTINE President Cristina Kirchner described the Falkland Islands as a "global cause" in a speech to  provincial governors, union leaders, senators, and deputies from both Kirchnerite and opposition ranks tonight from the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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After condemning what she described as the militarisation of the South Atlantic by the UK she cried, "give peace a chance," a line from a John Lennon song.

She talked of the inappropriateness of colonialism in the 21st century and referred to the battle of dealing with natural resources (a reference to fishing and oil exploration in the South Atlantic.)

She also noted that Argentina would be filing a protest to the United Nations on the subject of the Falkland Islands, and what she described as Argentina's, "valid claim," supported by all Argentine political parties.

In the lead up to the latter comment she announced that a mental health hospital would be opened to serve Argentine ex combatants who had suffered in the Falklands War of 1982.

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