Nicaragua-Colombia "battle" continues
Last November the ICJ decided over the maritime dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia. The decision was not one-sided but did grant Nicaragua some of the territory that Colombia had claimed. Since the decision, Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos has had a hissy fit. For example, after the decision, Colombia decided to withdraw from the court's jurisdiction.
The dispute escalated when Nicaragua decided to actually use some of that territory. In particular, start petroleum exploration. (Note that Costa Rica is also having a smaller hissy fit about this.)
An article in Global Times has the next installment of Santos' rhetoric. The article does go on to suggest it is politics as his ratings are low and he soon must decide whether he will run for a second term. What seems strange is that Nicaragua is being characterized as the aggressor because it went to the ICJ to get a long-term issue resolved and is now moving forward in accord with that decision.
"Colombia is confronting, and will confront, such expansionist pretensions with all the determination and rigor it requires," Santos said in a televised national address.