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Bolivia / Possible War / Land Conflict #244107

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 31, 1976
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(Studio) Army commander of Bolivia notes chance of new war in South American Possible cause: old debate with Chile and Peru over granting Bolivia an outlet to the Pacific.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Arica, Chile) Bolivia hasn't forgotten coastland lost in war 100 years ago. Econ. subsists on a railroad through the Andes. In Arica, Chile, Bolivia has its own port facilities. Bolivian president Hugo Banzer and Henry Kissinger discussed problem. Chile has offered Bolivia a land corridor 2,000 square mile north of Arica, in return for an undetermined strip of Bolivia. Problem is the corridor used to belong to Peru, which must be consulted before swap is settled. Peruvian ambassador to Bolivia sympathizes, but has a counterproposal. Further details of proposal cited.

Dow, David;
Mudd, Roger

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