Protests Against Nicaragua´s Claim on Costa Rican Territory

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Yesterday citizens of Guanacaste and Costa Rican government representatives participated in protests to express their anger at the statements of Nicaragua´s president Daniel Ortega regarding a possible claim on a western territory of Costa Rica.

    Protesters gathered in the city of Nicoya, about 200 kilometers west of San José, and even the president Laura Chinchilla attended the protest. Today the people of Guanacaste, which is the people of Costa Rica, have gather to demand respect from the President Daniel Ortega.

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    “This voice that today has vibrated in Nicoya is the voice of everyone, including mine. It is the voice of our territorial integrity, our sovereignty, our right to live in peace”, said Chinchilla. On August 13, the Nicaraguan president said that given dispute with Costa Rica in regards to the definition of maritime limits, Nicaragua could consider claiming the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste before the International Court of Justice. During the colonial time this territory was temporarily under the political control of Nicaragua, but in 1824 the annexation act of this territory to the State of Costa Rica was signed. FNL

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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