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Military Standoff

Venezuela and Ecuador moved thousands of troops to their borders following a Colombian cross-border raid Saturday in which soldiers killed a rebel leader who had met several times with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez. Here is a comparison of the military strengths of the three countries.


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Diplomats Closer To Ending Crisis In Latin America
Article | BOGOTA, Colombia, March 5 -- As Venezuelan troops took up positions on Colombia's border, diplomats at the Organization of American States moved closer Wednesday to resolving a crisis that ignited when Colombia launched a strike against Marxist rebels just inside Ecuador.

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