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The Crisis in the Andes: Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ray Walser

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)
Trade (Commercial treaties and agreements)

Keywords: Latin American; uribe; guerrillas; Correa

Type: Speech

Coverage: Colombia


On March 1, 2008, the Colombian military eliminated a key leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in a raid on a camp in neighboring Ecuador. The incident occurred at a time when Congress moved to delay indefinitely a vote on a free trade agreement with Columbia, a U.S. ally.