The leaders of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela say they have settled a weeklong crisis that brought them to the brink of military clashes, after Colombian forces attacked FARC rebels inside Ecuador.
At a Rio Group summit in the Dominican Republic Friday, the three presidents - Colombia's Alvaro Uribe, Ecuador's Rafael Correa and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez - publicly shook hands in a show of good will.
The handshakes, broadcast live throughout Latin America, appeared to be a signal that a week of military buildups and diplomatic repercussions was over. Earlier Friday, Mr. Uribe had clashed with Mr. Correa, accusing him of not supporting the fight against terrorism. He alleged Mr. Correa had received political support from the FARC, citing as evidence a letter seized during the attack.