History

Why Do Peru And Chile Hate Each Other?

A century-long border dispute created a rift between Peru and Chile. So what exactly have the nations been fighting over?

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Chile Is Still Littered with a Dictator's Unexploded Landmines (motherboard.vice.com)
"Abelino Paicil spends his days standing at the edge of fields, watching young men dig up landmines."

A line in the sea (economist.com)
"FOR weeks, Peruvians and Chileans have talked of little else. On January 27th the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague gave its ruling on a claim by Peru to fix a new maritime boundary that would give it a large swathe of fisheries-rich ocean at the expense of Chile. "

Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile): The Court determines the course of the single maritime boundary between Peru and Chile (icj-cij.org)
"The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal
judicial organ of the United Nations, has today rendered its Judgment in the case concerning the
Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile)."

Chile-Peru: Moving on from the past (bbc.com)
"For six years, relations between Chile and Peru have been overshadowed by their dispute at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague about their maritime border."