Bolivian President Evo Morales implied in a Tweet that he and Pope Francis had discussed Bolivia’s territorial dispute with Chile during a meeting at the Vatican on December 15. According to the Vatican, the 30-minute private meeting “took place in a cordial atmosphere.” Read full article
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Chile defeated Bolivia and Peru in the War of the Pacific in 1879 and seized a mineral-rich region of Bolivia, turning Bolivia into a landlocked country.Dec 18th, 2017 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse +1
That's it then (Obtained by conquest). Perfectly legal in the 19th Century.
Falkland Islands – The Usurpation (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/34838377/Falkland_Islands_The_Usurpation
The Holy Se(a)/(e)? This is not a 'dispute' so much as a bogus claim by a bunch of socialists seeking to stir up trouble. Bolivia is landlocked, so are Austria (formerly a naval power with a coast), Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and they all do fine. Bolivia lost its land that gave it a coast, but it has not lost access to the seas, as it still has access to ports. The Pope's state (the Holy See) also, in a way, lost access to the sea when the Papal States were lost to Italy, but Mussolini gave the Pope the Vatican City State (which doesn't quite touch the Tiber) so the Pope's only claim to access to the sea would be if his sewers were an international waterway. So let's flush away this nonsense and let things be.Dec 18th, 2017 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
Just like little children are taught that the Falklands belong to Argentina, Bolivia brainwashes their public tha they have a Pacific coast.Dec 19th, 2017 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
...People question sometimes why we have such a powerful military...
.....Yawn.......!Dec 19th, 2017 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Why doesn't the pope stick to spiritual matters ? and Morales to smoking some weed ?Dec 20th, 2017 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
No Jack, Evo's snorting coke... ;)Dec 21st, 2017 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@JB:Dec 23rd, 2017 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Earning commission for resolving the dispute also is a spiritual activity! The Bank of Vatican has more details.
@:o))Dec 24th, 2017 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
right....earning commission makes the mind rejoice ! merry Christmas !