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Why Nicaragua and Costa Rica Are in a Tense Standoff Over a Remote Swamp

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- 3127 days ago -
Costa Rica and Nicaragua are at loggerheads over control of a remote island on the San Juan River. Google Maps and The Hague have been sucked into the dispute


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Mike Feenaughty (267)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 3:34 pm

Carol H (229)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 4:02 pm
thanks Cal, noted

Susan Pernot (75)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 4:44 pm

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 1:11 am
It must go to the highest bidder.....................fights over a swamp?........please. What is the use of it - for growing drugs perhap.

Robert O (12)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 9:40 am
I never knew. By the way, patrica and edw jones, I find your specualtion of them possibly wanting tio use the swamp to grow drugs to be offenseive. Sounds to me like you're buying into the negative stereotype that ALL Latin countries are involved in the drug trade/drug war.

Victor Barrantes Aragon (0)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 12:09 pm
1st: that "swamp" is Costa Rican territory, so a military incursion by a foreign nation simply goes against the sovereignty of Costa Rica. How would you feel if a foreign country invaded the Everglades for example??? Those are swamps too, but they belong to a country and that is undebatable!
2nd: Nicaraguan persident Daniel Ortega wants to be re-elected. Re-election is illegal in Nicaragua, so Mr. Ortega needs the support of the Nicaraguan people to adjust the constitution. The people in Nicaragua are hungry and unemployed, BUT drawing the attention to a "conflict" with Costa Rica would help rising nationalism and support to Ortega's will.
3rd: Iran and Venezuela are finicing a project to build a "Nicaragua Canal" and the land that now Nicargua claims to be Nicaraguan is crucial to the building of their Canal.
I truly do not mean disrespect when I say hold your comments if you simply ignore what really is going on, especially if your comments are detrimental.
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