Saturday, November 27, 2010
By Steven L. Taylor

Via CNN International:  Colombia and Ecuador agree to reestablish full diplomatic ties

The presidents of Colombia and Ecuador announced Friday they will resume full diplomatic relations after more than two years of estrangement.


Ecuador broke relations with Colombia on March 3, 2008, two days after the Colombian military attacked a Colombian leftist rebel camp in Angostura, just inside Ecuador’s border with Colombia.

The announcement came from the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) summit currently being held in Guyana.

The role of UNASUR was such that the headline in El Tiempo read as follows:  “UNASUR, the Godfather of the New Quito-Bogotá Wedding” (Unasur, el padrino de la nueva boda Quito-Bogotá).

The UNASUR connection is interesting only because it seems that the newly formed organization (treaty signed in 2008 that grew out of an original attempted at regional integration in 2004) and yet it has quickly become a serious forum for inter-state communication in the region.

More on the summit via the AP:  South American leaders urged to strengthen ties.

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