Honduras-Nicaragua border dispute

05/01/2000
Click here to enlarge imageA long-simmering dispute over a maritime boundary in the southwestern Caribbean, a region thought to hold potential hydrocarbon reserves, broke into an angry argument between Honduras and Nicaragua at the end of last year.As yet the two countries have not gone past mutual accusations into actual military conflict, but Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman and top Nicaraguan generals briefly threatened to attack Honduras if it did not recognize Nicaragua's claims to a portion of the continental shelf off both countries' Caribbean coast.Nicaragua filed a suit against Honduras in December in the International Justice Court in The Hague, and bilateral talks ...
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