Nicaragua Blames Google Map For Costa Rica Invasion It reads like a headline out of The Onion, but Nicaraguan troops really did raise their flag on land that Costa Rica claims as its own, thanks to a glitch in Google Maps.
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Nicaragua Blames Google Map For Costa Rica Invasion

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Nicaragua Blames Google Map For Costa Rica Invasion

Nicaragua Blames Google Map For Costa Rica Invasion

Nicaragua Blames Google Map For Costa Rica Invasion

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It reads like a headline out of The Onion, but Nicaraguan troops really did raise their flag on land that Costa Rica claims as its own, thanks to a glitch in Google Maps.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

It could be a headline out of The Onion: "Nicaragua Blames Google Maps for Invasion of Costa Rica." Nicaraguan troops really did raise their flag on land that Costa Rica claims as its own, thanks to a glitch in a Google Map. The incursion led to an international showdown last week in the long-contested border area. Google admitted its map was off by a couple of miles and gave back the land to Costa Rica.

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