Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
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Falkland Islands set for referendum

Next week the people of the Falkland Islands will go to the polls for a referendum on the question of whether they want to remain a British Overseas Territory. Just 1,672 people are eligible to vote - and yet several nations have sent official referendum observers, while more than 60 journalists from countries as far away as Japan and Sweden are there to report on it.

Many thought the long-running dispute with Britain over the islands had been settled by the war in 1982 - but the islanders seem keen to use the referendum to dispel what they say are myths being put about by the Argentinian government, as Caroline Wyatt reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 9 7 March 2013.

  • 09 Mar 2013
  • From the section World