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Caribbean Crisis: Can Nicaragua
Navigate Waters It Won from Colombia?

Time, by Tim Rogers

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 11/29/2012 1:19:10 PM

With pen and gavel, the U.N.’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague last week redrew the maritime map between Colombia and Nicaragua—doubling Nicaragua’s exclusive economic zone in the Caribbean Sea by 100,000 sq km (38,600 sq mi). But the ICJ may have doubled Nicaragua’s trouble as well, not just because Colombia heatedly rejects the ruling—this week Colombian warships defiantly continue to ply Nicaragua’s newly acquired maritime territory—but because the decision hands the small, impoverished Central American nation more water than it can likely swallow, creating potential new tensions in the pond of the Americas.

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Drug dealers get ready to have a field day without the Colombian navy to worry about. Nicaragua has about three speedboats vs. dopers who have their own disposable submarine fleets. Nicaragua has no capacity to defend all the waters it´s has now won as a ´gift´ from the World Court. Don´t think this won´t affect U.S. national security, too, now that the Colombian navy is not around.

      


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