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World Mexico Takes Diplomatic Spat with Bolivia to The Hague

07:47  27 december  2019
07:47  27 december  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Mexico will ask a United Nations court to settle a simmering diplomatic dispute with Bolivia , which it says is The government will submit a complaint Thursday to the International Court of Justice, a UN body based in the Hague , claiming Bolivia is violating diplomatic norms by surrounding its embassy

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(Bloomberg) -- Mexico will ask a United Nations court to settle a simmering diplomatic dispute with Bolivia, which it says is harassing allies of ousted President Evo Morales at its embassy in La Paz.

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The government will submit a complaint Thursday to the International Court of Justice, a UN body based in the Hague, claiming Bolivia is violating diplomatic norms by surrounding its embassy with security forces, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.

A group of Morales’ allies have been holed up in the embassy since last month when they were granted asylum by Mexico. Bolivia’s new government, which took power after Morales was ousted by the military last month, has issued arrest warrants for four of them, Ebrard said.

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Mexico threatened Thursday to take Bolivia to the International Court of Justice over what it calls harassment of its diplomatic mission in La Paz, after its embassy took in some 20 officials from the former government. The two countries have been in a spiraling spat since Mexico granted asylum to

Mexico threatened Thursday to take Bolivia to the International Court of Justice (ICIJ) over what it calls harassment of its diplomatic mission in La Paz, after its Embassy took in some 20 officials from the former government. The two countries have been in a spiralling spat since Mexico granted

“We’re reaching out to the entire international community because even during the worst moments of the military coups of the 1970s and 80s, the integrity of the Mexican embassies or residences were not at risk,” Ebrard said at a press conference in Mexico City Thursday.

‘Protecting Criminals’

Bolivia’s Interior Minister Arturo Murillo said the country would defend itself before the court “and we will see who is violating treaties.” In remarks to reporters, Murillo accused Mexico of “protecting criminals wanted by Bolivia’s justice system,” alleging Juan Ramon Quintana, the former chief of staff to Morales, is one of them.

Diplomatic relations between the countries have deteriorated since Mexico gave refuge to Morales when he was forced to resign amid nationwide unrest in the wake of an election victory widely seen as flawed. Morales later relocated to Argentina.

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Mexico will ask a United Nations court to settle a simmering diplomatic dispute with Bolivia , which it says is The government will submit a complaint to the International Court of Justice, a UN body based in the Hague , claiming Bolivia is violating diplomatic norms by surrounding its embassy with

Mexico threatened Thursday to take Bolivia to the International Court of Justice over what it calls harassment of its diplomatic mission in La Paz, after its embassy took in some 20 officials from the former government.

Tensions began to rise again Monday when Bolivia sent about 90 police officers and soldiers to surround the embassy, compared with no more than 6 normally, Ebrard said.

A day later Bolivia’s Deputy Minister of Public Security Wilson Santamaria denied claims of harassment, but demanded Mexico turn over those facing arrest, according to a statement posted on Twitter.

Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Maximiliano Reyes said Mexico wants to resolve diplomatic tensions with Bolivia and suggested meeting in a third country to talk the situation out. Daily Reforma reported that Bolivia’s business representative in Mexico, Silvia Montesinos, had canceled a meeting with the ministry scheduled for Thursday.

The Andean country of 11 million has been wracked by crisis since the Oct. 20 election, which was marred by several irregularities, according to a team from the Organization of American States. The government of President Jeanine Anez has said it will organize new elections, but it hasn’t yet set a date.

(Adds Mexican deputy foreign minister comment, report on canceled meeting in ninth paragraph)

--With assistance from Eric Martin.

To contact the reporters on this story: Ezra Fieser in Bogota at efieser@bloomberg.net;Cyntia Barrera Diaz in Mexico City at cbarrerad@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Walter Brandimarte at wbrandimarte@bloomberg.net, Bruce Douglas

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Bolivia set to hold May 3 vote for new president, congress .
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — An official for Bolivia's new election court said Friday a new government will be chosen in elections set for May 3 to replace ousted President Evo Morales and the interim administration that followed. Court Vice President Óscar Hassenteufel said the full electoral calendar will be revealed on Monday. 

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