Continental angst . . . a woman in Brazil wears a mask that reads "Get out, Uribe" at a protest against the US military presence in Colombia

A military agreement between the United States and Colombia has led to widespread concern in South America. Leaders want to know why the United States is trying to increase its military presence in the region.

The Colombian government says that having more US troops in the country will help fight drug trafficking and combat terrorism. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, however, ardently opposes these plans. He says that the military bases in Colombia will provoke conflict in Latin America.

Venezuelan-American Attorney and Author Eva Golinger joins RT’s Dina Gusovsky from Caracas via skype to discuss this matter.

[Note from Editor: Despite the evidence, on August 7, 2009, President Barack Obama denied the United States is planning to set up military bases in Colombia as part of an upgraded security agreement with the South American nation.]


Related articles:
 US military base plan fuels Latin American tensions, by Bill Van Auken; Voltaire Network; 5 August 2009.
 Latin America questions US bases in Colombia; Voltaire Network; 3 August 2009.

Source: Russia Today