Costa Rica Seeks $6 Million From Nicaragua for Environmental Damage

8 Jun 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica

The Costa Rican government announced this week that it would seek over $6 million USD in compensation from Nicaragua for environmental damages and other costs associated with the 2010 dredging of a disputed wetlands area.Costa Rican Ambassador to the Netherlands Sergio Ugalde presented the formal request for compensation to his Nicaraguan counterpart, Carlos Arguello, at The Hague.The two sides have another six months to reach a final agreement on the damages; if they are unable to do so, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague will determine the amount.The move comes after the ICJ ruled in December 2015 that Nicaragua had violated Costa Rica’s sovereignty when it dredged an artificial canal through a coastal wetlands area in the San Juan River delta...

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