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World court awards Peru swathe of Chile's fish-rich sea

Lima cried victory Monday after the UN's top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling. Peru said it drew "satisfaction" from the world court's ruling in which it was handed a part of the fish-rich Pacific Ocean, claimed by Chile since the early 1950s, but its southern neighbour slammed the decision.

Peru satisfied with ICJ sea border ruling, Chile dismayed

Peruvians celebrated Monday after the UN's highest court gave Lima economic rights over a slice of fisheries-rich Pacific in a 100-year-old dispute with neighboring Chile. In Santiago, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera called the decision by the International Court of Justice "a lamentable loss for our country." In Lima's central Plaza de Armas, however, hundreds of Peruvians burst into joy, shouting "Viva Peru" and "Justice has been done!" after the ruling was issued in The Hague. Peru's President Ollanta Humala said the decision was "reason for satisfaction."

Peru satisfied with ICJ sea border ruling, Chile dismayed

Peruvians celebrated Monday after the UN's highest court gave Lima economic rights over a slice of fisheries-rich Pacific in a 100-year-old dispute with neighboring Chile. In Santiago, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera called the decision by the International Court of Justice "a lamentable loss for our country." In Lima's central Plaza de Armas, however, hundreds of Peruvians burst into joy, shouting "Viva Peru" and "Justice has been done!" after the ruling was issued in The Hague. Peru's President Ollanta Humala said the decision was "reason for satisfaction."

World court tilts toward Lima on Peru-Chile maritime boundary

The Hague, Jan 27 (EFE).- The International Court of Justice on Monday adjusted the maritime border between Chile and Peru to Lima's advantage, although it did not alter the precise coordinates or rule in favor of the initial claims - involving much more territory - made in the Peruvian suit. "The Court concludes that the maritime boundary between the Parties starts at the intersection of the parallel of latitude passing through Boundary Marker No. 1 with the low-water line," the tribunal in The Hague said.

World court to rule on Peru, Chile maritime dispute

The UN's top court is to rule Monday in a maritime dispute between Peru and Chile dating back over a century over rich fishing waters in the Pacific Ocean. After six years of legal wrangling, judges before The Hague-based International Court of Justice are to hand down a ruling which observers say would help turn the page on the dispute dating back to 1879. Peru dragged Chile to court in 2008, saying their common border in the Pacific Ocean was unclear and accusing Chile of appropriating its territory.

Americas News Agenda for January 10

Duty Editor: Arthur MacMillan Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Friday: + Major tech show wraps up in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS: The CES, the world's biggest consumer electronics show, continues its display of new technology products for the home, cars and other consumers. Expect coverage. Picture (LIFESTYLE-US-IT-CES) -- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS --

Bolivia, Paraguay restore relationship

LA PAZ, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia and Paraguay on Friday announced their agreement to reestablished bilateral ties, marking the end of an 18-month freeze in the relationship between the two South American countries. The announcement came after a closed-door meeting between Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Paraguayan counterpart, Horacio Cartes, who made a lightning visit to Bolivia. "We have begun to reestablish relations," Cartes told reporters, adding that he foresees "beautiful and productive days" ahead for the two South American neighbors.

Illegal miners infest Venezuela's Amazon

By Diego Ore PUERTO AYACUCHO, Venezuela (Reuters) - From the air, the thick green canopy that covers the Venezuelan Amazon is pocked with ever more frequent small holes. On the ground, at 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) in the shade, crews of Brazilian, Colombian and Venezuelan miners tear through one of the areas of greatest biodiversity on the planet in their hunt for gold, diamonds and coltan.

Chile will not cede territory to Bolivia: FM

SANTIAGO, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chile will not cede any of its national territory to Bolivia, Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno said Thursday in response to a Bolivian suggestion of resuming talks to settle a land dispute with a new Chilean administration. "We have to be clear on this: Chile is not willing to give away a part of its territory ... No country in the world cedes part of its territory, " Moreno told local Pulso daily.

Venezuela, Guyana overcome spat, pledge to define border

Caracas, Oct 18 (EFE).- Venezuela and Guyana have resolved a recent diplomatic flap stemming from the seizure of an oil ship in a disputed Atlantic area, pledging to work to define their maritime border. Guyanese Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Venezuelan counterpart Elias Jaua "agreed to explore mechanisms under international law to address the topic of maritime delimitation," the Venezuela Foreign Ministry said Friday in a statement. "Over the next four months, a technical team will meet to exchange opinions in that regard," the statement said.
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