Costa Rica asks OAS to investigate Nicaraguan "incursion"

10:19, November 04, 2010      

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Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rene Castro Wednesday asked the Organization of American States (OAS) to form a commission to investigate a series of Nicaraguan military incursions into the Costa Rican territory.

Costa Rica accused Nicaragua of sending soldiers to camp in Costa Rican territory and causing environmental damage at a border point at San Juan River.

"In the name of the Costa Rican government, I respectfully and fraternally request an OAS commission to go to the zone and investigate the events," Castro said.

Castro said those acts are an "unacceptable violation of Costa Rica's territorial integrity and sovereignty, and those events are absolutely non-defendable by Nicaragua."

Castro said the "verification Commission" he proposed to establish should be headed by OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.

on Tuesday, the Costa Rican government sent a second protest letter to Nicaragua, following the first one on Oct. 21.

Source: Xinhua


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