#Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific

La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879.

Morales hopes that the judges demand that Santiago complies with the commitments made some years ago in order to resolve the centennial maritime dispute, caused by the Chilean invasion of Antofagasta.

With a ruling in favor of La Paz, Bolivian heroes and martyrs could say that their fight to get the access to the Pacific back has been worth it’ the president told Correo del Alba magazine.

Bolivia filed its lawsuit at the ICJ in 2013 with the objective that the highest judicial body of the United Nations compel Chile to negotiate a access to the sea for the Andean-Amazonian nation.

La Paz delivered a document on March with evidence and annexes on the country’s rights to regain access to the sea.

Following this process, the ICJ will set deadlines for oral hearings, and then it will issue the ruling.



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