Diplomatic defeat for UK in move hailed as a ‘triumph’ by Buenos Aires

Forty-one years after the Falklands war, the UK has suffered a diplomatic defeat over the archipelago as the EU endorsed the Argentine name for the disputed territory, Islas Malvinas.

Brussels supported the Argentina-backed declaration referring to Islas Malvinas at a summit of EU leaders with Latin America and the Caribbean (Celac) leaders on Tuesday, which Buenos Aires called a “diplomatic triumph”.

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