UNASUR to meet over Colombia-Venezuela crisis

Foreign ministers of South America will meet on Thursday in Ecuador to discuss the rupture of relations between Colombia and Venezuela.

The meeting was called days after Colombia accused Venezuela before the Organization of American States (OAS) of being the home of 87 bases of guerrilla groups FARC and ELN. Venezuela denies this and accuses Colombia of trying to create the conditions for a U.S. military intervention in the oil-rich socialist nation.

Bolivian President Evo Moraled called for the UNASUR meeting claiming “a war is in the making” and that Unasur “should not allow that war to happen between brother countries,” reported the BBC on Sunday.

Ecuadorean sources confirmed the meeting to Spanish press agency Efe, saying the meeting is to “strengthen dialogue and peace in the region.”

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