Archive for the ‘Colombia’ Category

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Nicaragua, Colombia Trawling For Trouble In Sea Border Standoff

January 22, 2014

A maritime border dispute that was supposed to have been settled last year by the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) continues to fuel a war of words between Nicaragua and Colombia, whose respective leaders – Daniel Ortega and Juan Manuel Santos – dug their heels in deeper still in recent weeks with fresh legal challenges that threaten to extend the discord for years to come. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Oil Exploration Dirties Diplomatic Waters Between Nicaragua, Colombia

January 22, 2014

An offshore oil project has sparked a new outburst of ill will between Nicaragua and Colombia, which continue to dispute their Caribbean Sea boundary lines despite a binding ruling on the matter issued late last year by the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ). Read the rest of this entry ?

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World Court Rules On Nicaragua/Colombia Sea-Border Row

May 10, 2013

A long-anticipated International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that was supposed to settle a decades-old maritime boundary dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia has instead riled relations further still for the two countries. Read the rest of this entry ?

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In Colombia, King Coal Is Dirty Business For Workers And The Environment

September 10, 2010

A horrific mine explosion, the latest in a long string of deadly accidents, has brought renewed attention to Colombia’s booming coal industry. A key energy source, coal not only fuels several of the country’s electricity plants; it also powers Colombia’s export-oriented economy as a whole. But as the recent disaster made all too clear, coal mining can be truly dirty business when it comes to human lives and the environment. Read the rest of this entry ?