By Carlos A. Quiroga
Two men have unleashed in the last month the toughest verbal battle between Venezuela and Colombia.
Two ladies will sit on Saturday for talks seeking an agreement that avoids the confrontation of speeches and threats become more violent.
The ladies -the foreign ministers Delcy Rodríguez of Venezuela and Maria Angela Holguin of Colombia- will be in Quito, at the initiative of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).
In the end, it is possible that the two men in this story -the president Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia- meet, dialogue and sign an agreement of neighborliness, who knows if even brotherhood.
That is, without going into details, the current situation of the conflict between the two South American countries.
Since Maduro ordered to close the main border crossing between Venezuela and Colombia, supposedly chasing smugglers and Colombian paramilitaries, thousands of Colombian civilians who used to cross the border daily in search of food and shelter turned out to be the most affected.
The presidents just blamed each other for the humanitarian crisis.
The foreign ministers will try to show that dialogue, if honest, may be more effective to find solutions, specially between two countries with so much history and culture in common.