Hague verdict sets new maritime border between Chile, Peru

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A man dressed as a native Inca walks as he watches the final ruling court session of a decades-old maritime dispute between Peru and Chile, on a television screen in the yard of the Government Palace in LimaBy Thomas Escritt and Mitra Taj THE HAGUE/LIMA (Reuters) – The maritime border between Chile and Peru was reset by an international court on Monday, in a compromise decision that politicians hope will end one of Latin America’s last remaining border disputes. The Hague-based International Court of Justice awarded more than half of a disputed 38,000-square-kilometer patch of ocean to Peru, but Chile retained the bulk of the valuable coastal fishing grounds within that area.