09 March 2012

ARGENTINA / UK / FALKLANDS / MALVINAS : Islanders Say 1982 War Changed Lives...For Better.


AP : " The 2 April 1982 invasion led by Argentina's dictators and the subsequent war with Britain launched a process that transformed the archipelago from a sleepy backwater of sheep farms into a prosperous outpost whose residents enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the Western Hemisphere.
      "It took a war to make it better," said Sybie Summers, who runs a gift shop in Stanley. "Life really changed. When we were kids we played with sheep bones. Now it's a new iPad they have to have."