Until you’ve spoken to some Bolivians, it’s hard to understand how much they’ve pined over the last century or so for access to the sea. They know their history, and how the powerful countries around them, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, have used Bolivia as they’ve seen fit in their geopolitical calculations. Most of the time this involved taking Bolivian land. The War of the Pacific continues to create the most bad blood, though. So it’s great news, that Bolivia is gaining rights to the Peruvian port of Ilo. This should also reduce some diplomatic bad blood between the García and Morales administrations.