February 14, 1995 in Nation/World

Peru Halts Border War With Ecuador

Compiled From Wire Services

Peru announced a unilateral ceasefire in its border war with Ecuador Monday night, according to a Foreign Ministry statement read on a local television news station.

In the statement, Peru called on Ecuador to cooperate in the ceasefire to avoid worse “bloodshed among brother nations.” There was no immediate response from Ecuador.

According to the communique, read over Channel 4, Peru would invite a commission of observers to verify the cease-fire in a disputed 48-mile border zone in the Amazon jungle, 590 miles north of Lima and 220 miles south of Quito.

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