Costa Rica awaits decision on Calero this morning

Top Costa Rican officials will be watching television this morning as a session of the International Court of Justice is aired through multiple signals.

The court is expected to decide Costa Rica’s case against Nicaragua for invading the Isla Calero in extreme northeast Costa Rica. And the court is expected to decide Nicaragua’s counterclaim that Costa Rica constructed a road along the south bank of the Río San Juan that put sediment into the river. The cases stem from incidents in 2010.

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he was timing his return from a state visit to Cuba to be in the country when the decision is announced.

The reading of the decision is to be at 3 p.m. local time in The Hague, Netherlands, the location of the court, a U.N. agency.

That makes it at 8 a.m. here.

The session can be seen on the court’s television:, but local Costa Rican stations are likely to air at least some of the feed from The Netherlands.

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