That's conclusive. Facing economic difficulties, the Argentine government of Christina Kirchner has fallen back on the familiar trick of revving nationalist feelings about the Falkland Islands. The British government organized a referendum in the Islands to test local feeling. The result:
Despite near zero temperatures and flurries of snow and rain, the turnout was 92% from an electorate of 1,650. All but three people voted yes to the question posed on the ballots: "Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom?"