Britain demanded to Argentina a debt contracted during the dictatorship
April 9, 2012
The order was placed by a division in the Ministry of Enterprise of the British government. It is of about 70 million dollars was spent on buying armaments that were used in the Malvinas (Falklands) War.
According to British press reports, the United Kingdom lent to Argentina about 45 million pounds, equivalent to 71.41 million dollars, in 1979.
The military dictatorship headed by Jorge Rafael Videla used the loan (like many others) to buy weaponry: It acquired two Lynx helicopters and two Type 42 warships. To make matters worse, these units were used in the Malvinas (Falklands) War.
That debt is now held by the UK Export Finance which has announced through a spokesman that it has “no plans to forgive” it.