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Saint that sealed peace between Argentina and Chile:”‘one foot in each country”

By Amanda Cotrim

Argentina and Chile are like Cain and Abel, two brother countries but with political and war conflicts in their recent histories.

Aside from the Chileans' well-known support of the British against the Argentines in the Falklands War in 1982, Argentina and Chile were on the verge of exploding a war years earlier.

On December 22, 1978, both armies almost came face to face on the Pauyehue border in a territorial dispute that needed the miraculous intervention of John Paul II in order not to end in tragedy.

Today the border, about three hours from Bariloche (Argentina . . .

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