Bolivia Makes Progresses in Maritime Claim to Chile

La Paz, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Legal negotiations with Chile that are part of Bolivia´s demand for a sovereign outlet to the Pacific Ocean have moved forward, an official source reported.

Ruben Saavedra, minister of the Maritime Strategy Department, told Cambio newspaper that efforts to bring these negotiations to international courts are being stepped up.

The questions of Silala spring and the Lauca River are also an integral part of the maritime strategy implemented by the government, the minister stated.

On March 23, at the main event marking the 132nd anniversary of the loss of maritime access, President Evo Morales said that his country will go to international court and other authorities to push its demand.

Bolivia lost 400 kilometers of coast over the Pacific, and about 120,000 square kilometers of land during the so-called Pacific War against Chile.

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