Argentina Expands Territorial Claims Far into South Atlantic and Antarctica

The territorial expansion involves 1.7 million square kilometers and Argentina claims sovereign rights over the mineral wealth of this marine soil and subsoil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina has grown under the Atlantic. In 2016, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea approved Argentina's claims on its continental shelf. Since August, through a law passed in Congress, this platform and much of the Antarctic territory (not internationally recognized) are included in a new map of the country that will soon be distributed to all schools.

The territorial expansion involves 1.7 million square kilometers (for the sake of illustration, the area of Spain is just over half a million square kilometers) and grants Argentina sovereign rights over the mineral . . .

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