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October 06, 2013
Argentina taking Uruguay to world court over pulp mill, again
Buenos Aires (UPI) Oct 4, 2013
Argentina is taking Uruguay to the International Court of Justice at The Hague over its claim a border pulp mill affects its "environmental sovereignty." In April 2010, the court rejected Argentina's plea for dismantling the plant but reprimanded Uruguay for not consulting enough with its neighbor over environmental concerns. Three years earlier both countries squandered resources on lawyers' fees arguing in The Hague, Netherlands, over the pulp mill. Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Ti ... read more
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