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UN Ruling on Colombia-Nicaragua Maritime Border: Good News for Drug Traffickers? ...

Written by Claire O'Neill McCleskey

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Nicaraguan Navy conduct anti-narcotics training

The United Nation's highest court has ruled on a territorial dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia, giving more maritime territory in the Caribbean to Nicaragua, a decision which Colombian drug traffickers may be able to take advantage of.

On November 19, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in Colombia's favor on a long-standing dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua over a group of contested islands in the Caribbean. 

However the court also redrew the maritime border between the two countries, handing Nicaragua more sea territory, reported the BBC

Nicaragua's extended rights over the Caribbean will give it more access to fishing and to potential natural resources such as oil or gas.  

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has publicly rejected the ruling on the maritime border. 

Although he recognized the ICJ's decision as final and binding, th…


Daily chart: Today we have an interactive chart which compares Mexican states’ crime statistics with those of whole countries. 

Visitors can relax in Yucatán, the safest state, which has about the same murder rate as Finland. 

At the other end of the spectrum Chihuahua, the most violent state, has a murder rate equivalent to El Salvador, one of the most violent countries in the world.

View interactive chart: