Businessweek | 8/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia Court Halts U.S. Accord Behind Regional Spat
August 18--Colombia’s Constitutional Court blocked an accord that grants U.S. armed forces access to several military bases in the country because it wasn’t approved by the legislature.
The Colombian government will respect the court’s ruling, Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said in a written statement. The statement didn’t say whether the government would seek to ratify the accord in congress, though it “reiterated the fundamental importance” of several decades of U.S. support in the country’s fight against terrorism and drug trafficking.
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