Sparks Fly Between Chile and Peru

MIN READFeb 19, 2018 | 09:00 GMT

A map of South America shows the long-disputed borders between Chile and Peru. With a somewhat satisfactory resolution to their border disputes, the two countries are deepening their ties.


Relations between Peru and Chile have historically been some of the most troubled in South America, but the past few years have brought a new energy to the relationship. On Feb. 6, Chilean Minister of Energy Andres Rebolledo confirmed that the two countries will begin construction this year on a 30-mile electricity transmission line connecting them. The line could be completed by the end of 2019. The announcement is a sign that both countries have decided to leave their historic animosity behind and that deeper integration between them will likely continue in the coming year....

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