NACLA Update 08/13/09 - U.S. Bases in Colombia/Subscription Offer

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Colombia: U.S. Bases Stoke the Flames of Regional Conflict
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It was a moment that promised to define a new era in U.S.-Latin American relations: Obama greeted Hugo Chávez at the Summit of the Americas with a smile and a handshake, and Chávez responded with a gift and a heavily accented "I wanna be your friend." But a nearly completed agreement to grant the U.S. military access to Colombian bases is rapidly undermining whatever diplomatic progress was made in that fleeting moment.
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Since U.S. journalist Brad Will was shot in the streets of Oaxaca during the 2006 uprising, the Mexican government has been dragging its feet on prosecuting his killers. But now that billions of U.S. drug war dollars hang in the balance, the government has tried to pin the murder charges on Juan Manuel Martínez. Evidence strongly shows Martínez's innocence, suggesting the Mexican government is trying to whitewash its human rights record.
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