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Nicaragua Must Pay Costa Rica $380,000 USD for Wetlands Damage and Withdraw Troops

The Hague

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague ruled Friday that Costa Rica owns the north side of Isla Portillo and that Nicaragua must end its military presence in the area. The ruling also determined the marine borders between the two countries. The court also ordered Nicaragua to pay Costa Rica $380,000 as compensation for environmental damage to protected wetlands on the San Juan River, which lies on the border between the Central American nations.