Tensions Rise in Latin America over US Military Plan to Use Three Bases in Colombia
The Colombian government has agreed to grant US forces the use of three Colombian military bases for South American anti-drug operations. The move has heightened tensions between Colombia, the largest recipient of US military aid in the Americas, and its neighbors, particularly Venezuela and Ecuador. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned that the US Army could "invade" his country from Colombia. Ref. Source 2
U.S. And Colombia bases deal signed, but what are the real intentions?
After several months of secrecy and controversy, on October 28th the US and Colombia signed an agreement to allow the US military extensive access to seven Colombian bases, notwithstanding serious concerns about true intentions and eventual consequences. Ref. Source 5
Chavez: U.S. Military bases in Colombia stab to S. America:
The president also said that the right-wing in Latin America was being organized to attack the Bolivian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA) and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) Ref. Source 6