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Did Nicaragua invade Costa Rica over Google maps?

When some people use Google maps and find an error, they can get lost or go to the wrong store. But Eden Pastora, a Nicaraguan Commander, used an error in Google maps marking of the border between Costa Rica Nicaragua as an excuse to invade the former’s territory. The Nicaraguan troops allegedly invaded Costa Rican territory, took down the Costa Rica flag, raised their own and cleaned up a river. Google maps clearly showed that the border between the two counties is 3,000 meters off from the officially recognized demarcation. Ironically, Bing maps shows the correct border location. It is unclear if the Google maps gaff is used as an excuse to explain the incursion or if it had originally caused the mistake. What is the world coming to when Google can decide the border of countries?

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