Nicaragua's arguments in the border dispute include a map of Costa Rica without the Nicoya peninsula, claiming that the maritime limits disputed before the ICJ should not take that territory into account.
The deadline for Costa Rica and Nicaragua to reach an agreement on the payment of compensation over environmental damage ruled by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ended Friday without any signs of a settlement.
The multi-million-dollar price tag on the damages to the wetlands near the Caribbean border of both countries comes after the International Court of Justice ruled in December 2015 that Nicaragua violated Costa Rica’s sovereignty when it dredged an artificial canal through Isla Calero, also known as Isla Portillos or Harbour Head Island.
The Hague-based International Court of Justice on Friday reported that it will issue a final ruling Dec. 16 on the joined cases raised by Costa Rica and Nicaragua over a series of disputes along the two countries' border.
Since its inception, the road project that parallels the San Juan River and the Nicaraguan border has been a political nightmare. But for all its controversy, the road itself has largely been a mystery to the general public.