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Chavez threat could disrupt summit

Aug 28--Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has raised the stakes for today's meeting of South American presidents by threatening to break relations with Colombia over plans to give U.S. troops a 10-year lease on its bases.


Chavez says the U.S. has loosed "winds of war" on the continent — a position few diplomats share following tours by U.S. and Colombian officials seeking to calm fears in neighboring nations.
 
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