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Hague gives islands to Colombia and sea to Nicaragua

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled yesterday that a group of seven islands in the Caribbean belonged to Colombia and not Nicaragua.

The decision also means that Nicaragua will have sovereignty over the sea connecting the islands, a decision which the Colombian government was not pleased with.

The sovereignty of the waters will allow Nicaragua to exploit new fishing rights, as well as explore for possible oil wells.

Full story (in Spanish)