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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Where is Puerto Argentino?

The Argentinians are on the offensive again. However, this time its not with soldiers it with computers. Google Earth is the new weapon of choice.

Google Earth, a free programme that provides impressive images of the whole world, has kindled something of a row between Britons and Argentinians over the Falklands.

Today's Daily Telegraph has a brief story (too small for a link) about how some Argentinian users on Google Earth have been renaming places on the islands, which the two nations fought a war over in 1982, with Hispanic names. The program, which uses satellite maps, allows users to insert the names of places.

Port Stanley has been changed to Puerto Argentino, the name used by Argentina when the president, General Leopoldo Galtieri, ordered the invasion of the islands.

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