Crisis in the Andes: The Border Dispute Between Colombia and Ecuador, and Implications for the Region, Briefing and Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, April 10, 2008   [open pdf - 296KB]

From the opening statement of Eliot L. Engel: "I am pleased to welcome you to today's briefing and hearing on the Andean border crisis. I will make my opening statement and allow other members to make opening statements after we complete the briefing portion of today's session so we can hear the Secretary General. It is a real honor and pleasure for me to welcome to the subcommittee my good friend, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza. I have enjoyed very much meeting with Secretary General Insulza on numerous occasions in my capacity as chairman. He has an impressive background having served as Vice President, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Interior of Chile. Secretary General Insulza has taken an impressive leadership role in resolving the border crisis between Colombia and Ecuador. He led a mission of OAS ambassadors to both countries in March, and we look forward to hearing about his findings from the trip." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: José Miguel Insulza, Julia E. Sweig, Michael Shifter, Ray Walser, Eliot L. Engel, Dan Burton, and Gene Green.

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