Maritime Border Dispute Goes Before The Hague
MANAGUA – Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos and a team of international lawyers traveled to the Netherlands this week for the opening of Nicaragua’s international lawsuit against Honduras in The Hague over disputed Caribbean maritime borders between the two countries.
Nicaragua filed the case in 1999, asking the court to rule on the maritime borders it claims were never defined. Honduras, meanwhile, claims the borders were defined by the King of Spain at the beginning of the last century, and upheld by theWorld Court
in a separate case in 1960.
The disputed maritime territory has been a point of contention between the two countries for the past decade. In contention are fishing grounds and potential untapped oil and gas resources.
You may be interested
Costa Rica and IMF reach technical agreement on fiscal adjustmentAFP and The Tico Times - January 23, 2021
Costa Rica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced Friday an agreement to balance the country's finances, which rules out…
Saprissa, Alajuelense reach all-Costa Rican CONCACAF League finalThe Tico Times - January 23, 2021
One of Costa Rica's two most-popular soccer clubs will represent the country by winning the 2021 CONCACAF League. Deportivo Saprissa…
Costa Rica, IMF reach agreement in principle for $1.75 billion loanAlejandro Zúñiga - January 22, 2021
Costa Rica has reached an agreement in principle with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $1.75 billion loan. Before…