The New York Times | 1/8/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia Declares Fire Disaster, to Get U.S. Help
Jan 8-- Colombia declared raging forest fires to be a national disaster on Thursday and said it will get equipment from the United States to help douse the flames, further strengthening ties between Washington and Bogota.
President Alvaro Uribe, a Wall Street favorite and the White House's main ally in the region, said that the United States will provide fire-fighting equipment.
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