Foreign News: Shooting Scrape

Two thousand miles up the steaming Amazon from the Atlantic Ocean, 15,000 feet over the crusty Andes from the Pacific, lies the only undrawn boundary remaining on the American continents. The 50,000 square miles of territory in dispute between Peru and Ecuador lie mostly between the Marañón and Napo Rivers, tributaries of the Amazon (plus a picayune area along the Pacific coast). They are made up of a little fertile highland, a little more barren mountainside and much more tangled jungle, from which come a bit of rubber and some desiccated human heads for the tourist trade.

Spasmodically for a century Peru...

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