|Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas|
Monumento a los caídos en Malvinas, in the Plaza San Martín.
|Location||Avenida del Libertador, San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Opening date||June 24, 1990|
|Dedicated to||Argentine soldiers killed in Falklands War|
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