This is a story on the NYT, so I'll just quote a few fun parts... This next bit is kinda left field, any ideas where it's coming from? And finally: So there we have it, warming relations between South American countries worries the Bush administration. Combined with the beginnings of a South American trade area, could be that in another two decades they will be a power to be reckoned with, as the US gets slowly left behind pursuing it's isolationist militarism (an interesting oxymoron in our current context). I don't consider the dire warnings about dumping weapons into a flashpoint situation to be valid, as Mr. Chavez pointed out above.