(posted Jan. 18, 6:15 am) – Costa Rica is rejecting a resolution passed yesterday by the Central American Court of Justice demanding that country halt construction on a 160-KM border highway that parallels the Nicaragua’s Rio San Juan on the Tico side of the river.
The Managua-based court ordered Costa Rica to halt highway construction in response to a complaint filed by Nicaraguan environmentalists who claim the road project is causing irreparable harm to the river and the surrounding flora and fauna.
The Court’s order is for Costa Rica cease construction immediately while the cause is resolved.
Costa Rica, however, does not recognize the Central American Court nor its rulings.
Costa Rica says the highway is needed to shore up its borders for national defense purposes.