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Chavez To "Revise" Venezuela Ties With Colombia

Jul 21--Venezuela President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday he would review ties with Colombia after Bogota agreed to host U.S. forces in the country., 105411

21 de julio de 2009

"Now that the Yankees want to set up four bases in forces us to revise our relations with Colombia," Chavez said on a state television station.

The Colombian government recently announced a deal allowing U.S. military personnel to operate from Colombian military facilities.

Chavez said the deal was a "threat" to Venezuela and "opened the door to our constant attackers and those preparing fresh aggressions against us."

The deal comes after Ecuador, whose President Rafael Correa has become a close ally of Chavez, evicted the U.S. from a military base there, which was key to U.S. anti-drug operations.
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