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On This Day: Reagan Announces Nicaragua Trade Embargo

On this day, on May 1, 1985, President Ronald Reagan banned trade with Nicaragua to try to undermine the Sandinista government which came to power in 1979. The embargo both forbade American products from entering Nicaragua (with exceptions for medicine and other humanitarian goods) and...

Costa Rica Has A New Map: Includes 36,000 km2 of Maritime Territory Won in Court Against Nicaragua

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry presented, Monday afternoon, the new map of Costa Rica with the 36,210 square kilometers (km2) of maritime that the country gained from Nicaragua during the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hauge, trial. The new cartography is the result of...

Nicaragua Pays Costa Rica Over Border Conflict

After five years of diplomatic conflict, Nicaragua has paid Costa Rica US$378,890 for environmental damages its occupation of Isla Calero as it is known in Costa Rica, in 2010. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague ruled on December 16, 2015, that Nicaragua should...

ICJ: Nicaragua Must Pay Costa Rica For Isla Calero Environmental Damage

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for damage Nicaragua caused with unlawful construction work near the mouth of the San Juan River, in the court's first foray into assessing costs for environmental damage. Friday's...

The Hague Court Admits Colombia Countersuit Against Nicaragua

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague accepted two countersuits presented by Colombia against Nicaragua, in the framework of the process of alleged violations of sovereign rights and maritime spaces in the Caribbean Sea, which has been proceeded at that tribunal since...

Guatemala Reported To Be Holding Referendum on Belize

The Guatemalan Congress has reportedly voted that the referendum will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The question posed will be, “Do you agree that any legal claim by Guatemala against Belize on continental inland territories and any maritime areas corresponding to those territories...

How Nicaragua Sees Costa Rica In Court

Q COSTA RICA - In its presentation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, over a maritime and land boundary dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Nicaragua removed the Nicoya peninsula from the map of Costa Rica. The neighboring country claimed that...

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Back In Court Over Dispute Of Borders

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica and Nicaragua are back in court again in their ever continuing dispute over borders. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled in 2015 over a dispute between the two countries regarding the small border territory known...

Costa Rica Suing Nicaragua Over Alleged Violation Of Territory

Q COSTA RICA NEWS  /  Casa Presidencial said on Monday it has filed a complaint against Nicaragua at the International Court of Justice at The Hague (ICJ) for establishing a military post on its territory, heightening the risk of renewed tensions between the two...

Norwegian Oil Company Denies Exploration in Costa Rica Waters

(QCOSTARICA) The Norwegian company, Statoil, denies its offshore concession blocks granted it by Nicaragua for the exploration and exploitation of oil in the Pacific Ocean waters are in Costa Rica. That is the word from the company to Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry, on the possibility...

Cases Rest Before The World Court

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica, the plaintiff, and Nicaragua, the defendant, have rested their cases before the International Court of Justice at The Hague and nothing remains but to await the decision of the judges in the 2010 alleged invasion of Costa Rican territory. Costa Rican Foreign...

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