On the border between Argentina and Chile, high in the Andes, is a large white statue of Christ, “El Cristo Redentor”. It was built in 1904 by the Roman Catholic Church as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries. End of 1978, around 500 young people from the two countries, together with priests and bishops who met at the foot of the statue to pray for peace. At the same time the troops were approaching from both sides of the 3,000-mile long border. And on the sea, and the Argentine … Read more »

On the border between Argentina and Chile, high in the Andes, is a large white statue of Christ, “El Cristo Redentor”. It was built in 1904 by the Roman Catholic Church as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries. The end of 1978, around 500 young people from the two countries, together with priests and bishops who met at the foot of the statue to pray for peace. At the same time the troops were approaching from both sides of the 3,000-mile long border. And at sea, the Argentine and Chilean Navy in the South were to a small passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific called the Beagle Channel. This case (Part A) is the first of three parts, the Beagle Channel dispute, describe the negotiations that took place between Argentina and Chile. Should be paired with HKS822 and HKS823. HKS case number 796.0.
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Thomas Princen
Source: Harvard Kennedy School
8 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1988. Prod #: HKS821-PDF-ENG
Beagle Channel Negotiations (A) HBR case solution