The Colombian government reopened the border with Ecuador
City of Buenos Aires, October 1, 2010
On this day, the government of Colombia decided to reopen the border with Ecuador. Yesterday, Bogotá had decided to close it until the situation endured by its brother country was regularized, demonstrating against the foiled coup against Rafael Correa.
Maria Angela Holguin, Colombia’s foreign minister, made this announcement in Buenos Aires, where she, along with Juan Manuel Santos, participated for the extraordinary meeting of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).
The minister told Caracol Radio that “a situation of this kind can not be resubmitted in any part of Latin America”, after announcing she would travel to Quito to “provide backing and support” to Correa.
The borders of Peru and Ecuador remain closed. The Peruvian government decided to close it to support the constitutional order of their brother country.