Far down in the southern hemisphere (or far up depending on how you wish to view it), there lies one of the more well-known geopolitical issues in the global public’s knowledge. It’s embodied in a large archipelago of islands known colloquially to most people as the Falkland Islands, or in Spanish, particularly in Argentina, as the Islas Malvinas. The islands, which are located about 300 miles from the southern coast of Argentina, have been the target of a contentious territorial dispute between the United Kingdom and Argentina for nearly 200 years, and between other parties even further back in time.
To better understand the context of the dispute and its effect on business today, let’s take a look at its origins. . .