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Bolivia takes Chile to the
International Court of
Justice to reclaim sea outlet

MercoPress [Montevideo, Uruguay], by Staff

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Posted By:PageTurner, 4/25/2013 1:57:11 AM

Landlocked Bolivia sued neighboring Chile on Wednesday in the Hague before the International Court of Justice as it pressed a longstanding claim to recover land lost in a 19th century war and thus regain access to the sea. Chile quickly responded that the issue was not negotiable. Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca filed papers at the International Court, saying the suit “assumes the historical mandate of the Bolivian people” to revert to being a maritime nation.

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Somebody tell Bolivia to beat it. Go reunite Peru if it´s really a sea outlet you want (Bolivia used to be known as Southern Peru). Peru has lots of sea - the best sea in fact as well as the best seafood and cuisine. Beat it, Bolivia.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 4/25/2013 2:01:59 AM     (No. 9295392)

This is a logical consequence of Obama´s fecklessness on the Falklands which has emboldened Argentina to press its claims. Now Bolivia wants its slice. Also, the Hague handed a huge chunk of Colombian waters to Nicaragua - which promptly forked it over to the Russians. This was just a few months ago. Feel safer now?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/25/2013 5:00:42 AM     (No. 9295450)

It would be nice for Bolivia to have the access. But many things are desired by many people.

Court rulings to move borders after a century is not going to produce justice or peace. In old disputes we cannot say what is justice.

When will Germany want Prussia returned? Not in my lifetime but who can say what Germany´s strength and attitude will be in a hundred years.

Expectation Law?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/25/2013 7:36:58 AM     (No. 9295595)

Butch: Geez, all of Bolivia can´t look like this.
Sundance: How do you know? People may travel hundreds of miles to reach this very spot we´re standing on. This may be the Atlantic City of Bolivia.

Buena suerte, Bolivia. Somehow I don´t this case breakin´ your way. Besides, you´ll always have Lake Titicaca [the easiest way to get a third grade class out of control is Bolivian geography].

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