Argentina to Britain: spend money on the poor, not the Falklands

April 2, 2015 7:48 PM

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Argentina to Britain: spend money on the poor, not the Falklands

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Britain should spend more helping its own poor than on defending the Falkland Islands, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday, responding to a recently-announced budget increase aimed at protecting the contested archipelago.

Britain's government said last week it would reinforce its military presence on the Falklands to counter the "very live threat" posed by Argentina.

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