Agence France-Presse, September 16, 2008
SOUTH American presidents holding a crisis summit here over unrest in
The statement agreed by Morales and the presidents of
The nine presidents in the Chilean capital
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said after the six hours of talks that "the agreement was unanimous."
She had called the summit under the auspices of the newly formed Union of South American Nations, which is currently presided over by
The leaders also said they were looking at creating a committee to attend talks between Morales's Government and rebel governors in
The disturbances occurred in five eastern states whose conservative governors are seeking autonomy.
Mr Morales has called their push an illegal attempt at secession.
On arrival in
The summit statement said the presidents "warn that our respective government energetically reject and will not recognize any situation that attempts a civil coup and the rupture of institutional order and which could compromise the territorial integrity of the
They also condemned the deaths in Pando and called for a commission to investigate allegations many of the victims were pro-Morales peasants gunned down in an ambush.