Contrary to reports by the press—which viewed the Recent Law of the Sea Conference as 10 weeks of high living in South America—the meeting in Caracas provided for a very necessary educational process and, according to some observers, brought many delegations closer to negotiating positions.
Alexander, Lewis M.
"The Law of the Sea Conference: Issues in Current Negotiations,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 27
, Article 6.
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