Friday, January 18, 2013 4:00 pm
Falkland Islanders schedule vote on their future
The Associated Press
Argentines claim British forces stole the territory from them 180 years ago and have ruled it as a colony ever since.
The islanders now have a democratically elected assembly, overseen by an emissary of the Queen of England. They also have a sizeable British military defense, ever since Argentina's failed 1982 occupation.
The vote on March 10-11 will be a simple yes or no question: "Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?"
Islanders have predicted an overwhelming vote for "yes."