|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Bolivia

Bolivia to Seek UN Help in Spat with Chile over Border Arrests

LA PAZ – Bolivia Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said on Friday that he will travel to Geneva to file a complaint before the United Nations Human Rights Council over Chile’s continued detention of nine Bolivian citizens seized weeks ago in a border incident.

“The world needs to know about this injustice,” Huanacuni told reporters at El Alto Airport after seeing off relatives of the detained Bolivians who were traveling to the Chilean city of Iquique to visit their loved ones.

On March 19, Chilean police detained nine Bolivians – two soldiers and seven customs agents – some 400 meters (yards) inside Chile’s territory, according to Santiago.

A Chilean judge ordered the Bolivians held for up to 120 days pending investigation on robbery, weapons, and smuggling charges.

La Paz, for its part, says that the Bolivian soldiers and customs agents were detained on their own country’s territory while attempting to inspect three contraband-laden trucks as they crossed the border from Chile.

The attorney representing the detainees, Raul Ruiz, said earlier Friday that planned to ask the Inter-American Human Rights Commission to urge Chile to release his clients.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved