This just keeps building. Venezuelan troop in the east. Ecuadoran troops in the west. Columbia, which claims it has proof that the guerrilla leader it attacked in Ecuador this past weekend has ties to Chavez, is in the middle.
UPDATE: Austin Bay:
The real news behind South America’s latest border fracas is Colombia’s looming victory in its own narcotics-powered civil war.
This is a victory Colombia’s chief international antagonist, Venezuelan caudillo Hugo Chavez, fears — for several calculating reasons.