The Crisis in the Andes: Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ray Walser
Series: Heritage Lecture
Keywords: Latin American; uribe; guerrillas; Correa
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.