US Military Bases in Colombia Fuel Regional Tensions

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Venezuela last week blew up two foot-bridges that crossed a river into Colombia, an act Colombia calls an "act of calculated hostility." It's the latest in a series of incidents that have South America worried about the prospect of armed conflict. What do US bases in Colombia have to do with it? Peter Hakim is president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a center for policy analysis and exchange on Western Hemisphere relations based in Washington.



  • Peter Hakim - President of the Inter-American Dialogue


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