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Bolivia files ICJ claim over Chilean sea access

Bolivian President Evo Morales presents at The Hague a 200-page dossier claiming access to the sea from Chile.

Bolivian President Evo Morales has presented before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a 200-page legal dossier, claiming access to the sea from Chile.

The move from the head of state follows a ruling from the ICJ in January of this year, which redrew a section of the maritime border between Peru and Chile in response to a formal request from the Peruvian government, first filed in 2008.

“Bolivians will never give up their sea claim,” Morales said during a press conference held at Bolivia’s embassy in the Netherlands, after personally presenting the dossier.

“We have high hopes of regaining our Pacific ocean sovereignty,” he said, in reference to the area lost to Chile in a war in 1883.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague could take years to issue its ruling, which will be non-binding.

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