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Brazil calls Obama over US bases

Aug 24--Brazil's leader has called on US President Barack Obama to meet South American leaders to calm fears about the US military presence in Colombia.

24 de agosto de 2009

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed his concerns in a phone call to President Obama, Brazil's foreign minister said.

He wants guarantees that US troops will be restricted to fighting drugs and terrorists within Colombia only.

The US and Colombia are finalising an agreement to give the US military greater access to seven bases.
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