RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - By tradition and links of all kinds, the Chilean Navy has always had a pro-British position regarding the Malvinas or Falkland Islands, which was evident during the armed conflict between Argentina and England over those islands.
This is partly because an Argentine dominion over the Malvinas could be a problem for Chile - in the opinion of the military - regarding access to Antarctica, unbalancing the geopolitical map of the southern tip of the continent.
However, this has not been the case for everyone in Chile, since during recent decades, the different governments, of different political tendencies . . .