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Brazilian television calls Malvinas “Falklands”

Sunday, September 17th 2006 - 21:00 UTC
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Brazil's main television station international signal, TV Globo refers to the Malvinas Islands as “Falklands”, complained the Argentine agency DYN.

The controversy is over a special program on the Falklands' wildlife which the Brazilian TV Globo station is promoting including in Argentina.

The program is a chapter of the "Globo Reporter" and refers to wildlife in the Falkland Islands, "also known as Malvinas".

DYN points out that the TV Globo promotion comes as a surprise since the administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has always supported Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Malvinas, "which were illegally taken over by the British in 1833".

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