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Atacama “Is and Will Be Chilean”

Sunday, January 23rd 2011 - 23:38 UTC
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Piñera “We are not joking” Piñera “We are not joking”

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has responded to Bolivian President Evo Morales who said Saturday that “Atacama, used to be Bolivian and we hope to recover it soon, although a presidential spokesmen later said “it was a joke.”

President Piñera, leaving Church with his family on Sunday morning said “with Bolivia we have an open dialogue, but I am not going to joke, but talk very seriously.”

“Atacama is and will continue to be Chilean, with Chilean sovereignty and that has never been, nor will it be, something that is discussed with Bolivia,” he outlined.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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  • Redhoyt

    I like his style ... although he could have added, “ Unless the Atacamians wish it”.

    Sounds better :-)

    Jan 24th, 2011 - 01:12 am 0
  • Frank

    What is it about the diegos and the stealing of other peoples land?

    And how come no-one is making a fuss about the Netherlands Antilles, French Guiana, or even Trinidad?

    Jan 24th, 2011 - 01:54 am 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    1 Redhoyt,

    “Unless the Atacamians wish it. Sounds better”

    Hard not to mock UK's bullshit claims, is it? Even for a Brit ;-)

    Jan 24th, 2011 - 02:06 am 0
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