Venezuela-Colombia Relations (1987-2007): Twenty Years of Diplomacy

42 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009 Last revised: 7 May 2011

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Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo

University for Peace (UPEACE), United Nations - Department of International Law; Instituto de Derecho Publico

Date Written: April 13, 2009

Abstract

The article deals with diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Colombia over the past twenty years. It starts with a review of the incident in the Gulf of Venezuela, the last major incident between the two countries, and the subsequent launching of a new round of negotiations. The negotiations are comprised of four different pillars, which have been developed during the time of the negotiation. The article shows the process of development of a new framework of negotiations, from a face-off situation to a more cooperative environment that has included five Colombian presidents and four Venezuelan presidents, including the polemic Hugo Chavez, who has supported the process of negotiation

Keywords: Venezuela, Colombia, Guerrilla, Chavez

Suggested Citation

Sainz, Juan, Venezuela-Colombia Relations (1987-2007): Twenty Years of Diplomacy (April 13, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1378063 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1378063

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