Nicaragua, Costa Rica fail to reach river accord

November 4, 2010 17:56

WASHINGTON — Costa Rica pressed Wednesday for the Organization of American States to intercede in a two-century-old boundary dispute with neighboring Nicaragua over a river that runs between them.

Costa Rica asked the Washington-based organization to tell Nicaragua to stop dredging in the San Juan River and to remove about 50 Nicaraguan soldiers from its territory. Nicaragua argued that bilateral talks should continue instead.

Officials from the two Central American neighbors met for hours after a special session of the OAS' Permanent Council but appeared to come no closer to a resolution.

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