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1st April 2012
The long-standing dispute over the sovereignty of the South Atlantic archipelago has been resolved
Nearly 30 years after the Falklands War ended, the United Kingdom and Argentina have finally reached an agreement over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. The South American country has agreed to abandon their claim in return for the Isle of Wight.
The Argentine government has already revealed its plans for the once British island, announcing that the Isle of Wight is to be renamed Día de los Inocentes. Next, houses are to be repainted bright colours to match those in La Boca, Buenos Aires, giving the island a new completely new feel.
In fact, Wanderlust editor Dan Linstead believes the drastic changes to the island means it might even pip Japan in our 2013 Travel Awards.
Although gala goers to Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival will be disappointed to hear of their cancellations, a new festival has been launched. Get ready for a warble of gauchos taking to the streets in November to celebrate Argentina's traditional Día de la Tradicíon.
Cultivation of the the country's wine grape, Malbec, will begin immediately and bottles of the famed red wine will be on the shop shelves by November 2012, just in time for the funky guitar-twanging gaucho festival.
“I just hope they bring the Argentine weather and sexy tango dancers,” said one elderly resident of the newly claimed island.
To stake their sovereignty, a garrison of Argentine soldiers are to occupy Cowes Castle who will issue visas to all Wanderlust wayfarers free of charge.
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