Latin America to tackle US military presence

10.08.2009 - Bogota - Radio Netherlands

In July Colombia signed a pact with the United States to allow US forces to use seven military bases for anti-drug operations. The agreement has prompted criticism from several Latin American countries, especially from leftist leaders such as Bolivia´s President Evo Morales, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez and Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa. They US military presence throughout Latin America could be a cause of disturbance in the Region.

Categories: International issues, South America

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