Colombia Signs Deal to Allow U.S. Access to Military Bases

The United States and Colombia officially signed an accord Friday that will give the U.S. access to seven Colombian military bases for anti-terrorism and counter-narcotics operations. While the Colombian Congress does not have to approve the deal, on the American side Congress must ratify it.
The deal with Colombia is especially important for U.S. counter-narcotics operations since Ecuador refused to allow the U.S. renew its lease on the Manta Air Base.

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By Planet Data