Chile’s presidential candidate in Bolivia to meet Evo Morales

LA PAZ – The presidential candidate of the Chilean Progressive Party, Marco Enriquez-Ominami, has arrived in Bolivia to meet President Evo Morales and debate on issues related to the historic differences between both nations.

Enriquez-Ominami is planning to hold a dialogue with Bolivian leader on the maritime demand upholds by La Paz to regain its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched in the 1879 Chilean invasion.

The sovereignty of Silala Springs will also be an important topic to discuss in the Government Palace, as reported by La Razon daily´s official website.

According to Marco Enriquez-Ominami, these conflicts must be resolved through direct talks between neighboring nations, and not by lawsuits in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Marco´s official visit to La Paz includes an interview with the president of the Plurinational State for Hasta la victoria (Until Victory) documentary, about the situation of the left in Latin America.

Bolivia introduced the lawsuit before ICJ in 2013, so that it forces Chile to negotiate a sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean for the Andean-Amazonian nation.

Bolivia also claims sovereignty over Silala Springs after the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet government sued La Paz in 2016 before the tribunal in The Hague.

Chile intends that this body declare that Silala Springs are international and thus justify their excessive use.