Published December 07, 2012
BOGOTA PACT FRACTURED
Colombia has quit a treaty that, since 1948, has governed territorial disputes in Latin America. Under “the
Bogota Pact”, the International Court of Justice in the Hague rules on border and boundary disagreements
between Latin American countries. Colombia left the treaty last month after the court gave a broad stretch of
disputed waters to Nicaragua. What will be the fallout of these disputes?
Michael Shifter: President, Inter-American Dialogue; Adjunct Professor- Latin American Politics, Georgetown University.