The Chilean Government responded to the Bolivian president Evo Morales, who has been trying to put pressure on our country to recognize that Chile ows Bolivia, because “each day, Chile illegally takes advantage of the Silala springs in southwestern Bolivia, without paying a cent”.
Through a new “diplomatic” attack, Morales announced he will sue Chile before the “appropriate international bodies”. This would be a new lawsuit, besides the one submitted by Bolivia in 2013 before the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
Regarding this, on Thursday, the altiplanic president reiterated his threat, and insisted that Chile must recognize its debt of unfairly using the river.
On his behalf, the Government spokesman, Marcelo Díaz, assured he is not impressed by Morales’s statement, because is typical of him. And he also assured that Chile is using the Silala’s waters, an international river, in accordance to the rights of any state located at the riverside.
“If Bolivia sues Chile, our country will be suing back, according to the international law. Because our country knows well its rights and the way to defend them, inside and abroad its borders”, Diaz added.