A peace treaty that worked

It's hard to imagine a more disturbing and dangerous time between two countries than the period of the 1970s and early '80s for Argentina and Chile.

Published: Wednesday, 12/02/2009 12:00 am EST

It's hard to imagine a more disturbing and dangerous time between two countries than the period of the 1970s and early '80s for Argentina and Chile. Both had allowed their armed forces to become elevated to the point where they became more important than the bumbling but democratic leadership of elected politicians. The result was a sabre-rattling military ascendancy in both countries that exacerbated an already prickly border relationship.

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