ECUADOR-PERU: Second Chaco?

With the dispute between Bolivia and Paraguay over the steamy Gran Chaco region still unsettled after three years' armistice, another long-disputed area last week loomed as a second Chaco. For almost 400 years the peoples of Ecuador and Peru have been squabbling over the Oriente, a dank, roadless, city-less jungle, which lies east of the Pacific Andes, and sprawls between the two little nations. The territory, about the size of New York, is now divided by a temporary demarcation line, pending final settlement under U. S. direction.

Fortnight ago Peruvian and Ecuadorian soldiers...

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