El Diario reports:
Chile fails to meet deadline for demining at the border
The demining process should have been completed in 2011 by determination of the Ottawa Convention, but progress is slow, said Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra. Chile only have defused 25% of the explosives, according to Senator Ignacio Mendoza.
Given the limited progress on demining operations that Chile should run in areas bordering Bolivia, Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra, expressed concern because it was due to conclude this work in 2011, as established by the Ottawa Convention.
The authority said that after several years of follow up on the issue of demining that Chile must make, it has been established that on the border with Bolivia progress does not even reach 30 percent.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Committee on International Policy of the Senate, Ignacio Mendoza, announced that the neighboring country has only defused 25 percent of the explosives planted in the border area and that Chileans know the exact whereabouts of more than nine thousand mines.
Moreover, Saavedra stressed that this situation causes great uncertainty for all people who live in these regions and the failure of demining by Chile to Bolivia, motivates claim for the safety of not only Bolivian citizens, but also Chileans.
A clear proof of the real, existant governmental Chilean behavior!