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Source: The Financial Times
By: Benedict Mander
09.14.2016

Britain and Argentina have reached a detente over the Falkland Islands, with both sides claiming to have made the first significant progress on the matter since 1999.

The move marks an end to a period during the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, when diplomatic relations with the UK soured as she often tried to use the issue of the Falkland Islands to rally support.

Ms Kirchner’s successor, Mauricio Macri, who took office in December, has looked to repair relations with western powers such as the UK and the US after years of isolation under the Kirchners, who looked for other allies such as China and Russia.

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