US Eyes Colombia for Military Base
News from Colombia |
on: Wednesday, 11 June 2008
The United States is believed to be looking at the possibility of establishing a new military base in Colombia to replace their current airbase in the Ecuadorian city of Manta. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has promised that he will not renew the Manta base agreement when it expires next year, unless the US allows Ecuador to build an air base in Miami, Florida – an unlikely prospect to say the least.
The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) recently addressed the issue in this interesting article.