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Peru wins maritime border dispute with Chile over key fishing grounds
Peru wins maritime border dispute with Chile over key fishing grounds

LIMA, Peru -- A territorial dispute between Chile and Peru ended Monday with an international court awarding Peru a triangle of Pacific Ocean territory covering thousands of square miles rich in fishing and other natural resources. Peru filed the claim at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in 2008, alleging that marine boundaries had never formally been set by the two countries. Chile’s position was that the line had been defined in agreements signed in 1952 and 1954, which Peru argued were strictly fishing accords. In a 15-1 vote, the court ordered that the common marine border be redrawn so that it will follow the current border for 80 miles from the coast but then...

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