The New York Times | 7/24/2009 12:00:00 AM
Venezuela Upset by Pending US-Colombia Pact
Jul 24--President Hugo Chavez says Colombia should not underestimate Venezuela's concerns over the neighboring country's decision to forge stronger military ties with the United States.
Colombian officials have said Venezuela should not be concerned by a pact being negotiated to let U.S. forces use three airfields and two navy bases in Colombia. They say the number of U.S. service personnel and civilian military contractors will not exceed the 1,400 mandated by the U.S. Congress.
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