Peace spawns plans for embattled border


Ecuador and Peru’s fledgling peace treaty has done more than end a half-century-long border dispute. The Global Peace Accord—signed last Oct. 26 by the countries’ respective presidents, Jamil Mahuad and Alberto Fujimori—has set the stage for the creation of ecological reserves and millions of dollars in border development projects. The signing capped negotiations begun after a skirmish in 1995 threatened to become a full-blown war. Though the talks stalled last year, once again bringing the two countries to the brink of armed conflict, they were resumed with help from guarantor nations Argentina, Brazil, Chile and the United States. One of the treaty’s signal provisions was the creation of an ecological “peace park” near the much-disputed Tiwinza region of the... [Log in to read more]

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