Kelly Hearn explores the social, environmental and political problems along the bi-national jungle border of Ecuador and Colombia as the two nations engage in a diplomatic war of words over a cross-border military raid by Colombian forces. In March 2008 Colombian military forces crossed into northeastern Ecuadorian Amazon, bombing an insurgent military encampment belong to The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
The attack killed a top rebel leader and some twenty others. Diplomatic relations between the two nations has reached breaking point. Ecuador condemns the attack as a violation of its territorial sovereignty. Colombia, in turn, accuses Ecuador of giving refuge to enemy insurgents. Kelly Hearn reports from Ecuador's northern Amazon, highlighting problems from cocaine manufacturing, gas smuggling, oil contamination, and the social and environmental fallout of the $5 billion U.S.-backed antinarcotics programs known as Plan Colombia.