ABC Spain reports that Daniel Ortega wants to annex part of Costa Rica.
Yes, seriously. The province of Guanacaste is on the Nicaraguan border, on the Pacific coast, and it has been part of Costa Rica since it gained its independence from Spain in the early 19th century. At that time Nicaragua and Costa Rica had equally dubious claims to the area, but a treaty between the two nations ended that dispute and granted Guanacaste to Costa Rica permanently.
Now, president Ortega wants it back, claiming that Guanacaste was ceded to Costa Rica under duress, due to “Yanqui imperialist” pressure.
Yeah. When all else fails and your country is going down the tubes thanks to your socialist-communist policies, there is no recourse left but to make such claims. Evo Morales in Bolivia wants part of Chile. Cristina Fernandez in Argentina wants the Falkland Islands, and so on.
Ortega plans to take this claim to the International Court of Justice. Costa Rica argues that the claims are ludicrous, but no one there seems to be laughing. The leaders of Costa Rica — one of the few stable countries in Latin America — know all too well that reason and justice don’t always prevail in cases such as this.
Stay tuned for more claims. Waiting in line: Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Brazil. They may start to claim provinces from each other, and maybe create a Latrine War that will bring them all down like a house of cards.
Whole story HERE, in Spanish.