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Costa Rica and Nicaragua Border Conflict Solved

The Ministero de Seguridad Pública, José María Tejerino, said on Saturday that the border operation has ended and that situation at the border with Nicaragua is back to normal.
Costa Rican officials report that they found no Nicaraguan police or soldiers on the Costa Rica side of the border and that only 2 Nicaraguan soldiers and on Nicaraguan territory, were stationed at the dredging operations of the San Juan river.

Notwithstanding, the security minister said that a group of police will be kept in Barra del Colorado as a preventive measure. The minister did not specify how long the officers would be posted.

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) - judicial police - has opened a file to investigate the alleged damages caused by Nicaraguan official on Costa Rican properties.

On Friday, a group of heavily armed police were dispatched to the border following reports of incursions by Nicaraguan soldiers on Costa Rican soil and causing damages to properties on the Costa Rica side of the border.

Costa Rica has no army, but the display of police was akin to an army operation.

The San Juan river belong to Nicaragua while Costa Rica has navigational rights accorded by an agreement signed by both countries.

Nicaragua says that the dredging of the river is necessary to maintain navigation of the river that spans from Nicaragua Lake to the Atlantic ocean.

Costa Rica did not object to the dredging per se, just that they fear the dredging actions by the neighbour can cause environmental damage in Costa Rica.



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