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Honduras complains on Gulf of Fonseca 'threats'

Monday, March 18, 2013


Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said he had complained to El Salvador and Nicaragua about the presence of "threatening" boats in a shared gulf that gives the nations access to the Pacific Ocean.

In a statement posted on the president's official website, Lobo said armed boats from Nicaragua and El Salvador in the Gulf of Fonseca had shown a "threatening posture" toward the Honduran Navy, but he did not offer more details.

Lobo also said he had received complaints this week from fishermen at the port of Amapala who alleged Nicaraguan and Salvadorian launches were interfering with their work.

Source: Reuters