"Monumentoa los Héroes de la Guerra de las Malvinas" Retiro Tip by MDC6
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This monument is dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the Falklands/Malvinas War. Some quick historical background: The war began and ended in 1982, when the military dictatorship needed something to distract the people from the atrocities that were being committed, and to shore up popular support for the government. Argentina invaded the two tiny islands in the South Atlantic, which the British had claimed in the 19th century. The Argentine Army was defeated, and this remains a controversial war today. You can see signs in the most random places (i.e. at the Bolivian border at La Quiaca) proclaiming "Las Malvinas son argentinas" ("The Malvinas [Falklands] are Argentine").
The picture here is an aerial view of Plaza San Martin, but you can see the Monument in the foreground, where the flagpole is.
Address: Plaza San Martin
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