BRITISH boy band One Direction have unwittingly become the darlings of Argentinian teenage girls – doing more to aid Anglo-Argentine relations than any number of politicians.
As the 30th Anniversary of the Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands approaches a war of words has broken out over who owns the tiny country in the South Atlantic.
Even actor Sean Penn waded into the debate last week accusing Britain of colonialism.
But now the One Direction boys Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson may be able to calm troubled waters thanks to a massive Twitter campaign.
'One Direction come to Argentina' is top of Twitter's trending chart – and thousands of Argentine teenage girls have joined the clamour to get their heart-throbs to Buenos Aires.
The avalance of Tweets includes: “One Direction Come To Argentina and don't forget to schedule tonight you're going to come into my room ;))”
“When they come to Argentina? In Argentina we love One direction =) Come to argentina please =)”
“Argentina Loves One Direction! Come to Argentina ♥ I love you so much! You're perfect :) “
One Direction finished third on the seventh series of The X Factor but they signed a record contract with Sony Music subsidiary Syco Music. Their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful" was released on 11 September 2011 and hit on the UK Singles Chart at number one.
A growing tide of anti-British and political graffiti boosting Argentina's claims to the Falkland Islands is being seen in Buenos Aires. Stencils around the city include slogans like "English get out of the Malvinas. We will return",
Prince William is spending six weeks on the islands as part of another "routine deployment" in his role as Flight Lieutenant Wales, an RAF search-and-rescue helicopter pilot.
But could One Direction help Anglo-Argentine relations?
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