Bolivian President Evo Morales, insisted today that Chile tries to ignore international law, in reference to the position of Santiago before the maritime lawsuit filed by his country in the Court of Justice in The Hague.
The head of state participated in the delivery of swords and batons to the new Generals of the Police at the National Academy, in the south of the capital, and during his speech he made reference to the Chilean position.
According to the president, questioning the power of the International Court of Justice, as Chile does, it is to ignore its powers, international law, peaceful coexistence and social justice.
Due to historical and legal reasons, the right to return to the Pacific Ocean is ours, said the president, who recalled that hopefully previous offerings by Chilean authorities can be fulfilled.
Morales also said the commission that left for The Hague to present arguments next week, comprises former presidents, ex foreign ministers and other authorities of the legislative and the executive and admitted: I wish we can all go.
Bolivia was born in 1825 as a republic bordering the Pacific Ocean, but a Chilean invasion in February 1879, snatched the whole of its coastline (400 kilometers) and 120,000 square kilometers of territory rich in minerals.