- Title: Bolivia to return Chilean police detained in border area
- Date: 9th July 2017
- Summary: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA (JULY 08, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIOR SHOTS OF GOVERNMENT PALACE BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT EVO MORALES ADDRESSING MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT, EVO MORALES, SAYING: "An elderly woman who was very sad asked for the return of her son to Chile, and without anything happening to him. How can we go against this mother, how can we bring about this sadness in the families of these public servants from Chile. As has been reported, these people will be returned to their country and to their families, whilst safeguarding their security and integrity." GENERAL VIEW OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT EVO MORALES, SAYING: "I invite the Chilean government to return to bilateral dialogue so that we can build joint protocols of behaviour in these types of border incidents and to reactivate those issues that benefit both peoples." UYUNI, BOLIVIA (JULY 08, 2017) (REUTERS) UYUNI POLICE OFFICERS VARIOUS OF POLICE ON DUTY AT STATION VARIOUS OF LOCALS OF BORDER AREA VARIOUS OF POLICE ON DUTY LOCAL WOMAN CLEANING RICE VARIOUS OF INTERIOR OF POLICE STATION MOON ABOVE UYUNI DETAIL OF VESTS WORN BY CHILEAN POLICE IN POLICE STATION VARIOUS OF POLICE AT ENTRANCE TO POLICE STATION MAKING ANNOUNCEMENT ARRIVAL OF IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS TO PROCESS CHILEAN OFFICERS
- Embargoed: 23rd July 2017 04:11
- Keywords: Chile Bolivia border area detained police release
- Location: LA PAZ, UYUNI, BOLIVIA
- City: LA PAZ, UYUNI, BOLIVIA
- Country: Bolivia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OZUZ43
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Bolivia will return two Chilean police officers detained in the border area of Ujina, President Evo Morales announced on Saturday (July 08).
The officers were arrested on Friday (July 07) when officials chased a suspicious vehicle over the border, the Chilean government reported.
The incident comes after Chile detained and released seven Bolivian customs officers and two Bolivian military officers for three months for smuggling offences in the border area.
The case is the latest in a long list of diplomatic incidents between the two countries which are facing office in an international trial over Bolivia's intent to regain sovereign access to the sea by Chilean territory.
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