THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The president of Bolivia has delivered written legal arguments to the United Nations' highest court in his land-locked nation's bid to gain access to part of Chile's Pacific coast.
Bolivian President Evo Morales personally handed over documents at the International Court of Justice on Tuesday that supports his country's claim against Chile in an ongoing case that it hopes will win it back the sea access it lost over a century ago. Landlocked Bolivia - which still maintains a navy - took its case to the Hague last year. It is seeking to force its neighbor to give back a Pacific Ocean passage that it lost in an 1880s war won by Chile. "We trust that Bolivia will soon have sovereignty again in the Pacific, the arguments are on our side," said Morales after handing over the documents.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities say Amazon villagers nearly killed two young men with venomous ants, tying them to a tree swarming with the insects for allegedly stealing three motorcycles.
(Reuters) - Four major ports in Chile used for exporting copper and other natural resources were closed on Wednesday after a major earthquake struck in the north of the mineral-rich country, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted. Here is the latest update on the ports' status from the Chilean army: *Arica, the country's most northern port city on the border with Peru and Bolivia, was closed as of 7:08 a.m. on Wednesday due to seismic shocks and abnormal sea swells. Most Chilean metal exports go through the larger Antofagasta port, which is about 400 miles south of Arica, traders said.
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