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Tuesday, June 24

Cross-border tensions between Peru and Ecuador turn more positive

Peace border between Peru and Ecuador reflects change across a continent: "Eight years later, peace has taken hold and the bridge is open. Globalization has reached the ramshackle towns of Aguas Verdes in Peru and Huaquillas in Ecuador. And across the continent, the rise of democracy and increased trade have made border disputes less likely to end up in armed conflict. " MSNBC / AP I was in Ecuador in 1995 and was really struck by the animosity against Peru and Peruvians following the border conflict. It was so counterproductive given the potential for both country collaborating across their frontier. With all the negative vibes shaking confidence, this kind of cross-border trend is definitely upbeat.

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