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Galtieri, Leopoldo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishGaltieri, LeopoldoLeopoldo GaltieriGal‧ti‧e‧ri, Le‧o‧pol‧do /ˌɡæltiˈeəri, ˌleɪəˈpɒldəʊ $ -ˈpəʊl-/  (1926–2003) an Argentinian general (=army leader) and president from 1981 to 1982. He ordered Argentinian soldiers to take control of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) in 1982. This led to a war with Britain, which Argentina lost. As a result he was forced to give up being president and was put in prison from 1986 to 1989.
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