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Following Colombia, “Malvinas, one of three issues pending solution in Latin America”

Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 07:41 UTC
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Malvinas must be solved because colonial times are long over and they must return to Argentina and Latin America, said president Evo Morales Malvinas must be solved because colonial times are long over and they must return to Argentina and Latin America, said president Evo Morales

Following the peace agreement signed in Colombia, only three main issues remain pending in the Americas, devolution of Guantanamo to Cuba, the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and a sea outlet for Bolivia, according to Bolivian president Evo Morales who hailed the deal rubricated on Monday in Cartagena before world leaders.

 “In our continent luckily there is no armed conflict, although we have three pending issues such as Guantanamo which sooner or later will have to be returned to our Cuban brothers. Malvinas must be solved because colonial times are long over and they must return to Argentina and Latin America. And the third issue, currently on the right path which is Bolivia's sea outlet” pointed out the Bolivian leader during a meeting with farmers.

To this effect he underlined last year's decision from the International Court of Justice in The Hague which rejected Chile's contest of the tribunal's competence on the matter to address the Bolivia's 2013 maritime demand.

The process is currently in the written pleas stage which is scheduled to end in September next year.

According to Morales of the sixteen sitting magistrates at The Hague, fourteen said they would consider Bolivia's sea outlet demand, but the other two did not necessarily oppose the issue, they said that the competence argument would be addressed when the final presentations.

“This is still pending”, said Morales who added that following on the court's September 2015 vote, “Bolivia has already won 50% of the claim”

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  • gordo1

    The Latin American Jeremy Corbin has spoke! Interfering idiot!

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 08:22 am 0
  • Islander1

    Jumped up little irrelevant yesterday,s prick. He has no knowlege about us and as for Chile - well he needs to understand to blame his great grandparents generation who decided to attack and invade Chile, and in both cases - get over ancient history!

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 09:45 am 0
  • lsolde

    l lost interest in the plonker when he began using that oh so Argentine word “must”.
    l did have some sympathy for Bolivia, in not having a seacoast.
    But not now.
    l fully support Chile.
    Chile was attacked after all.
    Too bad, Bolivia, you shot your bolt, just like Argentina in 1982.
    You lost, just like Argentina & now you are complaining about the outcome.
    lf you can't stand the heat then get out of the kitchen.

    Sep 27th, 2016 - 10:23 am 0
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