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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:08 PM
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"a peaceful end to the crisis"
Latin American presidents agree to border accord
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/354249_colombia0...

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- South American presidents reached a testy compromise Friday to resolve a dangerous crisis triggered by a Colombian military attack in Ecuador, stepping back from a week of insults, troop movements and talk of war.

After an emotional debate followed on live television throughout Latin America, the presidents of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador offered one another stiff handshakes and joined other Latin American presidents in approving a declaration resolving to work for a peaceful end to the crisis.


Imagine that, meeting and using tactics like diplomacy and compromise to move past a dangerous and hostile situation to a truce. This is people behaving like adults and true leaders and I applaud them for it.

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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:27 PM
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1. I always wondered why so many dems here put Chavez down..so
far I think he has done wonders for the Latin American countries...maybe I'm wrong as I am not an expert on Latin American countries...the story above is a good one..I'm not giving all the credit to Chavez but most of it....
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:15 PM
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2. It's challenging to de-escalate
Once tensions and emotions ramp up and harsh things are said and done, it's hard to pull back and tone it back down.
We've certainly seen more than a bit of that around here lately :P

People and nations fall into the Hatfield and McCoy feuds and once there, it's extremely difficult to stop the cycle of violence and anger.

It took them all to come together. Perhaps one or another encouraged that more, I don't know. But, I applaud them for it.
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