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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.

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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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