Nicaraguas Ortega insists in reclaiming Guanacaste in court

first_imgMANAGUA, Nicaragua – President Daniel Ortega on Monday warned Costa Rica for a second time that Nicaragua may ask the International Court of Justice to “restore” Guanacaste, a province he said “Nicaragua lost to Costa Rica’s expansionist politics back in 1824.”Ortega was referring to the northwestern province which is about 20 percent of neighboring Costa Rica’s territory and a popular tourism hub.“Costa Rica did not win that territory in an international court, but rather by force, with arms,” Ortega said at a military ceremony. “Nicaragua has been ousted from its territory by expansionist policies of nations such as Costa Rica,” he added.He also said he would like the opportunity to discuss the return of the “occupied” province, an idea that has been rejected by Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla.On Tuesday Costa Rica’s Foreign Vice Minister Gioconda Úbeda told media at Casa Presidencial that if Ortega’s proposal to discuss ongoing border disputes is sincere, he should formally present it through appropriate diplomatic channels because, so far, they have only heard about them through the media.“We’re willing to discuss about current disputes filed before the ICJ [world court], … we’re willing to discuss about Isla Calero [a small territory next to the bordering Río San Juan] as long as Nicaragua acknowledges that it is Costa Rican territory and as long as they comply with all rulings set by the ICJ,” she stated.On Aug. 13, also at a military event, Ortega gave a speech saying “given the fact that this issue [of Guanacaste] has not been debated in the [world] court, we could consider taking the case to the ‘ICJ’ [the court] and it could permit Nicaragua to recover that territory.”Regarding Ortega’s statements on Monday, Úbeda said Costa Rica has nothing to discuss on that matter “as it was solved over a century and a half ago, in the border treaty. … We will not discuss it, but if he [Ortega] decides to take it to the ICJ jurisdiction, as he’s getting used to, he will have to comply with international law procedures. That’s the way an unarmed nation like Costa Rica solve disputes,” she added, ruling out sending a written protest to Managua, as Costa Rica did following the first time he mentioned the issue.After Ortega’s first threat, Chinchilla led a march to protest Ortega’s comments on Guanacaste. The president of the Legislative Assembly, Fernando Mendoza, a lawmaker for the ruling National Liberation Party from Guanacaste, addressed the crowd that day, saying Guanacaste residents would defend their sovereignty “with kicks and punches.” Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Hispano Suiza Teases Revival With Electric Supercar For Geneva

first_img Ferrari Says It Will Be First To Make True Electric Supercar Source: Electric Vehicle News Pagani Plans Electric Supercar This Volvo Electric Supercar Should Be Reality The Spanish automaker is keeping quiet for now, other than releasing a shadowy teaser.Hispano Suiza was a Spanish firm that specialized in creating lavish luxury cars and aircraft engines in the early 20th century. Now, the historic name is preparing for a return next year by debuting a new electric supercar at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.More Supercars Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 31, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Judging by its shape, the revived Hispano Suiza puts a much bigger emphasis on being a sporty machine, rather than the original model’s focus on luxury. Three arches make up the design that include arcs in the silhouette for the hood, passenger compartment, and rear deck.Miguel Suqué Mateu, great-grandson of Hispano Suiza’s original founder, is the firm’s current president. “Back in 1900, when Hispano Suiza started, it built the first electric car in the world, but the prototype was never industrially manufactured,” he said in the new model’s teaser. “Now, 119 years later, in March 2019, Hispano Suiza has its first 100% electric car, offering great performance and manufactured in Barcelona, the realization of my great grandfather’s dream.”One of Hispano Suiza’s biggest original innovations was developing a cast aluminum engine block with steel cylinder liners that created a lighter part than manufacturing the powerplant entirely out of steel or iron. The firm applied this philosophy to a variety of mills, including V8s, inline-sixes, and eventually a massive 9.5-liter V12.More recently, Hispano Suiza had a brief revival in 2010 when the company unveiled a supercar (gallery above) that used an Audi R8 as a starting point but fitted a completely different body using carbon fiber panels. The tweaks made the Hispano Suiza 66 pounds (30 kilograms) lighter than a road-going R8 V10. The standard 5.2-liter V10 received a pair of electrically driven superchargers that allowed the powerplant to make 740 horsepower (552 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque. It allowed the coupe to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph (340 kph). Hispano Suiza sold these machines for 700,000 euros ($794,815 at current exchange rates). The total number of customer orders is a mystery, though.last_img read more