His popular support is buoyed by the centrepiece of his foreign policy: Three years later, he raised taxes on foreign mining operations in the Atacama — breaking an earlier agreement that settled a dispute with Chile over the border — and seized Anglo-Chilean mining property. Daza was overthrown soon after marching his troops over the Andes. Opinion Show more Opinion links. Companies Show more Companies links.

We have this, here; this river. As Morales goads Chile with his plans to swim in Bolivian seas and sunbathe on Bolivian beaches, Chilean public opinion hardens and it becomes harder for the Bachelet government — already struggling with economic slowdown, political scandal and an ambitious social reform programme of its own — to make any kind of concession on the maritime issue. Terms and conditions apply. The increasingly bitter tone of the discussion is, perhaps, a missed chance for Chile to begin to understand Bolivian feelings of anger and isolation. Although hands-off during the war, international business interests soon piled in again. Cookies on FT Sites We use cookies for a number of reasons, such as keeping FT Sites reliable and secure, personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to analyse how our Sites are used.

2015 Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize for Long-Form Essay Writing ( £2,000 Prize)

Chile, meanwhile, used the riches lying among the desert sands to become the wealthiest nation per capita in South America. But many Chilean and British merchants had invested heavily in Bolivian projects, including a railway to connect the Atacama with the mountainous altiplano — and thus had little interest in war disrupting them; once the conflict broke out, London declared an arms embargo against both sides, and the US tried to broker a peaceful solution.


We believe the sentiment is as true today as it was then, and are delighted to announce that we are now welcoming submissions for our prize. Report a mispronounced word. The year-old commands at Puerto Busch, an isolated riverbank naval base on a sliver of Bolivian territory between Brazil and Paraguay, close to the exact heart of South America.

They exercise together; the officer has just taught one of the year-olds how to swim. Opinion Show more Opinion links. Read more at ft. Within a month, Chilean soldiers disembarked from a gunship and seized the coastal town of Antofagasta. His popular support is buoyed by the centrepiece of his foreign policy: To recover it is a duty.

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Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause You can also visit the Coastal Museum: Bolivian territory west of the mountains was formally ceded to Chile in the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, in exchange for Chile promising to build a railway between the coast and La Paz and offering Bolivia privileges in its ports a ewsay was built inbut Bolivia has complained that the Chilean side is badly maintained; meanwhile the Chilean government argues that Bolivian exporters today enjoy fg than fair access to its maritime facilities at Antofagasta, Iquique and Arica.

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How to Enter Please click here to enter your essay for prize. Terms and conditions apply. Chile responded that the treaty fixed the borders permanently, and denied that any subsequent promises to negotiate had been made. His first book, Harvestis due for publication with The Bodley Head in And Puerto Busch, the plan goes, will connect Bolivia with the world.


That was six years ago, when The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House, and the Financial Times launched the first edition of our prize for the brightest and best new voices wssay long-form essay-writing.

Daza was overthrown soon after marching his troops over the Andes.

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Bolivia faces an uphill struggle even to secure this outcome. Report a mispronounced word. The competition is open to anyone between 18 and 35 years old. Without sovereign access to the sea, the story goes, Bolivia was closed off behind the impassable Andean mountain chains that form the modern border with Chile, condemned to isolation and underdevelopment. Hedley Twidle is a regular contributor to the FT. The two-deck cargo boat moved slowly, disgorging crates of bananas, fencing, sacks of flour and a motorcycle at villages along the way.

In February, his Movement Toward Socialism MAS party will submit to a referendum a constitutional change allowing him to run for a fourth term and potentially remain in office until Personal Finance Show more Personal Finance links.

Deadline for submissions is May 31 10pm GMT.