US Military Base to Open in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The US is to establish a new military facility in central Colombia which will provide the US with the capacity to carry out military intervention throughout most of Latin America. The base, which will include a 10,000-foot runway, hangers for more than 100 aircraft and housing for more than 2,000 men will be located at Palanquero outside the town of Puerto Salgar on the border of the Colombian regions of Caldas and Cundinamarca. The US-based Fellowship of Reconciliation, a religious group involved in human rights campaigns, has posted this in-depth article about the new base.



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