Analysis 01-10-2018

'Chile and Bolivia must sit down for dialogue for peace'

With the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of The Hague, Chile is not forced to negotiate with Bolivia, says an analyst.

The International Court of Justice has rejected the maritime claim of Bolivia against Chile. It dismisses the arguments and concludes that Chile has no obligation to negotiate with Bolivia a sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. The 15 judges of the United Nations tribunal should only pronounce on that obligation.

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, went to the court with the hope of achieving access to the sea for his country. Bolivia sued Chile before this court in 2013. It lost its exit to the sea after the invasion of its territory by Chile in 1879.

International analyst José María Costa from Paraguay addresses the issue in an interview on Monday with HispanTV .


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