The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Saturday, March 08, 2008

Latin American Crisis is Over

With an apology, a promise, and a few hearty handshakes, the latest Latin American crisis was resolved at a regional summit in Santo Domingo. The rift caused by Colombia's incursion into Ecuador, killing 23 FARC guerrillas and a top commander, came to a close today. Uribe, Correa and Chavez, the presidents of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela agreed to end the standoff.
According to the Washington Post:

"The resolution of the crisis, at a meeting of the 20-nation Rio Group, came in the form of a declaration that noted Uribe had apologized for the raid and that he promised never to violate another nation's border. "With the apology and the promise of never again violating a brother country, we have overcome this very grave crisis," said Correa, in comments that were broadcast live across much of Latin America.

"Although the meeting ended on a positive note, the most serious issue raised in the debate -- that Colombian rebels operate with the help of foreign governments -- has not been resolved and is sure to fester."

There is much more to the article. Read it HERE.

Also worth a read is the latest post from Daniel, a Venezuelan blogger whose writings chronicle "Venezuela's slow descent into authoritarianism, the slow erosion of our liberties, the takeover of the country by a military caste, and the surrendering of our soul to our inner demons." The type of insight his blog brings to the Latin American situation cannot be gleaned from newspapers.

Posted by Two Sisters from the Right, 3/08/2008 12:21:00 AM |