Crisis in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador
December 2, 2009
In the current situation there is a crisis occurring between three countries Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. There are certain terrorists known to these areas who are behind the war about to invade these three countries. Venezuela's government recently criticized Colombia's defense minister at a summit that was held in Quito (Markey & Eastham, 2009). South American ministers did agree to sign an agreement in respect to security over the region (Markey & Eastham, 2009). These comments would become known during a time when there was a great deal of tension in the region between Venezuela and Columbia (Markey & Eastham, 2009). The two nations were involved in a diplomatic disagreement but it is something that can produce violence (Markey & Eastham, 2009). Columbia would not send senior cabinet ministers to the South American nations in Ecuador's capital, as they distinguished offenses that the nation has been tolerated since its disagreement with Venezuela (Markey & Eastham, 2009).
Hugo Chavez said that a military pact that was signed between the United States and Columbia could in fact see a U.S. invasion of Venezuela (Markey & Eastham, 2009). The agreement would be used essentially to combat the drug trade in the region (Markey & Eastham, 2009). Authors explain some background in high opinion to the dispute: "Venezuela and Colombia have often sparred about spillover from Colombia's long guerrilla war and over accusations Chavez has backed FARC rebels. Both governments may be seeking to gain domestic leverage over the crisis, but Chavez has ratcheted up tensions by ordering his army commanders to prepare for war" (Markey & Eastham, 2009). Venezuela has actually joined forces with other governments including Ecuador with a plan to allow the U.S. military greater access to Columbian bases (Markey & Eastham,