Bolivian President Evo Morales answers questions in a press conference in the central city of Cochabamba on June 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ABI PRESIDENCIA
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Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday his government will counter-sue Chile for the rights to the disputed Silala river, in an escalating row over water before the International Court of Justice.Morales, who claims the Silala is in fact a spring, hit back a day after Chile announced it had filed suit against Bolivia at the ICJ over its waters, which cross the border between the two South American countries.Chile for its part asked the Hague-based court to declare the Silala an "international river" and affirm its right to its waters.
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