Colombia, Venezula, and Ecuador?
Can you inform me about whats going on?
What did Colombia do to those countries?
What action was taken because of it?
And give me more info.
The artical didn't help.
I didn't understand it.
- Abolir Las FarcLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Colombia has been fighting a civil war with Las Farc for about 40 years. Las Farc started, ostensibly, to better social conditions for the poor. However, over time, and after Pablo Escobar and his ilk were wiped out, they took over the drug trade. Las Farc holds an uncountable number of hostages and uses them for political leverage. Las Farc loves to operate in Colombia and then, like little girls, run to Venezuela or Ecuador to hide where they thought they were safe. Colombia went 1.1 miles inside the Ecuadorian border after taking fire from the rebels that were inside of Ecuador. (Colombia could have called it an act of Agression from Ecuador and declared war) On a siezed laptop, they found that Chavez from Venezuela had given Las Farc 300,000,000 (300 million dollars) Chavez is terrorist who wants to destabilize the region to further his own agenda.
- bucyLv 44 years ago
Colombia went after a base the place farc (colombian rebels) guerillas had a secure homestead. Or so as that they concept... Chavez (Pres. of Venezuela) has been long concept to be supporting the rebels, his fellow leftists, and the colombians declare to have discovered info interior the raid that proves he grow to be giving them thousands and thousands. The Ecuadorians are disillusioned because of the fact they did no longer provide permission to the colombians to accomplish a raid interior ecuadorian territory, the venezuelans (properly chavez a minimum of) is mad because of the fact the farc are his leftist brothers and in all probability because of the fact colombia rather can teach he's been giving a guerilla team help and convenience. yet with chavez, there is various bluster which won't recommend plenty. 2 weeks in the past he threatened to diminish of oil shipments to the US, then quietly subsidized down.
- 1 decade ago
Colombia had located Raúl Reyes, # 2 in the FARC after Marulanda in a camp in Santa Ana, Sucumbíos Province in ecuadorian territorry.
Colombia's army had traspassed the frontier line many times before, but this past weekend they bombed a FARC camp when they were sleeping.
Ecuador responded demanding apologies for the military action in ecuadorian territory because Colombia knew of the operation weeks ago and didn't communicate the ecuadorian army of the prescence of Reyes there.
Ecuador alleged that Colombia violated its sovereingty and Colombia alleges that it was an action taken in legitime defence (legítima defensa in spanish) to destroy the FARC.
Colombia supposedly found a laptop that contained information of meetings with members of ecuadorian and venezuelan governments and now Colombia says that Venezuela finances FARC and Ecuador gives refuge to them.
The OAS said that Colombia violated articles 61, 62 and 63 of the charter of the OAS and created a commission to investigate.
Now Ecuador is demanding that Colombia commits to never doing those type of actions again.
Chavez is in this because he wants to discredit Alvaro Uribe.
Chavez wanted to make political profit from the liberation of hostages and Uribe has a more militaristic approach backed by the USA.
Here are some links of news in english that can help you:
There's a military strategy that Colombia has made its own of pushing FARC south to the border with Ecuador.
There's 720 kilometers of frontier line between Colombia and Perú.
Ecuador has thousands of soldiers protecting the frontier from these groups and from frequent Colombia's trasspasing.
The terrain of the border in the east of the highlands is dense jungle, very difficult to control.
Colombia does not have a proper military control and doesn't want to have that control, thay want the ecuadorian army to deal with that.
Now that the groups of Raúl Reyes trasspased the border they attacked 30 minutes after the ecuadorian radars were turned off, these was planned more than 2 weeks before the attacks and was not communicated to the ecuadorian authorities, they threw bombs inside ecuadorian territory, took the body of Reyes and left.
Now Colombia and USA says that Ecuador is giving refuge to terrorist and Venezuela is financing them.Source(s): Doing a masters in Foreing Affairs in Ecuador
- Anonymous1 decade ago
well in colombia theres this group thats called las FARC ( revolutionary armed forces of colombia). colombias preseidtn wants to kill them or get rid of them because all the farc does is kidnap people and they wanna take over the country.
last sat. colombia kiled raul reyes (the main guy from the farc) buttt they killed him 1.8 kilometers in ecuadorian territory. ecuador is like mad at colombia and they cut off trade with colombia. venezuela also cut off trade with colombia because the colombian pres. killed raul reyes (apparently he was hugo chavez (venezuelan pres.) bestt friend haha) because venzuela gave the farc 300 million dollars.
which i think is kinda of backstabbing colombia because while colombia is trying to get rid of them, venezuela doesnt. hugo chaves even tried to remove the farc from the terrorist list. and he said that colombia was going to be the new iraq of south america. hes so stupid)
nowww nicaragua ALSO cut off trade with colombia..why? umm theres actully no reason for them to do that.
hope i helped.
btw, im 13 and im from colombia so yeahh
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- 1 decade ago
I'm from Ecuador.
For all who don't know what's the deal between Ecuador and Colombia, here' a summary of the events and the reasons that Ecuador, and the international community in general, have to condemn Colombia's attack in Ecuadorian soil.
Last week, Colombia bombarded a guerilla camp located in ecuadorian territory a few miles from the border with Colombia, killing all the rebelds (except for three women who are now in custody of ecuadorian authorities), one of them was none other than the number 2 of las FARC whose body, and another one from one of his officials, were retreived by the colombian army, leaving the rest to rot. .
During this attack, Colombia invaded ecuadorian air space without any authorization from our president, thus violating international law, which means that the entire operation was illegal. That is the reason of the conflict between the two countries right now.
But that is not all, when they finnally told us about what they have done, Uribe said that they were following the rebelds and reacted on self defense, that it was all spontanious; giving them a justification for entering Ecuador. But when a military party, along with some ministers went to the area (everything was photographed and videotaped); it was discovered that the area was actually bombarded and the everything was done while the rebelds were sleeping, prooving that it was all a planned atacked and that Uribe was either misinformed, or that he was lying to our president, a VERY severe diplomatic action. Up until now Ecuador is only demanding not only apologies from Colombia, but also a guarantie that it won't happen again, since this is not the first time that our air space has been invaded by Colombia.
As a result of the attack, Ecuador sent troops to the border with Colombia and expulsed the colombian embasador in Ecuador and make our embasador leave Colombia. A few moments later, Chavez declared his support to Ecuador and also sent troops to Venezuela-Colombia's border (Chavez sent his troops AFTER Ecuador, the affirmations of some media that we were the one following Chavez's actions are FALSE).
After the attack, Colombia retrieved a computer with all sorts of documentation from the rebelds. That information had a lot of compromising data that directly relates Chavez to las FARC. They state that Chavez has being supporting them with both guns and money, and even was planning to give them uranium. The documents are also said to relate Ecuador's president (or some of his ministers) to Las FARC, but up until now, it has not being revealed which types of relations those are and don't seem to be as strong as the one's Venezuela has since if Correa (E President) had given them the same type of support, the Colombians would have definetly mentioned it on the press conference where they exposed most of the content of the documentation. They said they are going to use this new found evidence to formerly complain to Venezuela and Ecuador in front of the U.N. and the Organization of the American States.
Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, has recently admitted that he had dialogs with Las FARC, but with the sole objective of negotiating humanitarian exchanges; he denied the accusation of giving support to las FARC against the Colombian government. I have to mention that Correa has never openly expresed his support to Las FARC in any way, he has remained neutral in the Colombian Conflict and that unlike Chavez, he never mourned for the killed FARC leader, in fact, before the inspections of the las FARC camp and before discovering that Uribe had given him false information, he supported the actions of Colombia and congratulate that victory, sth he would not have done if Las FARC and him were such good friends.
I'm not a supporter of Correa, in fact I hate the guy for being such a supporter of heavy socialism; but I have to speak objectively. The new documentation has still not revealed his relations with Las FARC, and I think there is a possibility that Colombia does not have much on him other than humanitarian dialogues, but they are still mentioning the possibility of sth more for not looking that badly internationally for breaking international law with Ecuador.
Also, if las FARC has entered the country, I blame the current government for it; because we've been holding them back for a LOT of time and if they have indeed penetrated our territory, it was because the president is more bussy dealing with his decreasing popularity, than properly defending the border.
We ecuadorians do not support Las FARC and do not condone their actions. And I have to mention that eventhough we have nothing to do with the Colombian Conflict, we have given our support a lot of times to the Colombian government, and for many years, we have received and provided humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of colombian refugees who were running away from Las FARC and other paramilitary groups. We have given them food, shelter, and allow them to live their lives in our cities even when many of them started to bring more crime to them.
After all we've done, or at least tried to do, we do not deserve to be called a terrorist supporter country just because the current administration has done a crappy job to protect our borders.
The main issue here is that Colombia violated, bombarded and sent troops into our territory. That's against the International Law, up until now only Colombia and Bush are defending Colombia's actions. The rest of south america and even Europe, are on the side of Ecuador for this transgression. The relations of president Correa with las FARC are another issue which has not still been clarified.
Apologies and respect, that's what Ecuador is demanding right now, not that Colombia killed those rebelds as some colombian and other medias want everybody to believe.
It WAS a great hit against las FARC, but that does not justify a violation of the air space and territory. If they have informed us of the location of the camp, we could have sent our troops there and CAPTURE them, instead of going there and kill them all while there were sleeping as it actually happened. If we have caught the number 2 of Las FARC alive, Colombia not only would have avoided this mess, but they could have gained a great oportunity to negotiate the release of not a handfull of hostages, but docens or even hundreds, one of them most definetly Ingrid Betancourt. The hostages are in more danger than ever, and the peace dialogues with Las FARC might have been ruined.
The situation can perfectly be solved with diplomatic measures. A war is not necessary at all, so instead of being talking about which side to support in a war, the U.S. should try to decrease the tensions between Ecuador and Colombia, instead of giving Chavez what he wants: Conflict. If the U.S. would solve this peacefully, they could recover some of the prestige they've lost in the region instead of helping Chavez to corrupt the minds of the people of S.A. with xenophobic and nationalist paranoia.
Now that there's so much against Chavez, I hope he gets out of power soon. And if Correa is smart, he will distance himself from Chavez.Source(s): I'm an ecuadorian who is following the conflict closely