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Colombia seeks UN help in San Andres dispute

Friday, May 4, 2012

Colombia's Congress has asked the United Nations for help in its sovereignty battle with Nicaragua over a Caribbean archipelago.

The area incorporating the islands of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina, under Colombia's control since 1928, "must not end up being affected and damaged by mercantilism eagerness," said a letter sent by the Senate's Commission of International Affairs.

Nicaragua has long disputed Colombia's sovereignty over the islands, and took its claim to the International Court of Justice in The Hague last month.

Source: Colombia Reports