U.S. escalates intervention in Colombia: Two Articles

The following articles are very helpful at understanding the U.S. plan to escalate its intervention against the Colombian people’s just revolutionary struggle for national liberation and socialism. The second article especially, a bourgeois article about the response of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), should be read with some skepticism:

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US Escalates War Plans In Latin America

US Military: After Iraq, Latin America
by Rick Rozoff – July 23, 2009

On June 29 US President Barack Obama hosted his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe at the White House and weeks later it was announced that the Pentagon plans to deploy troops to five air and naval bases in Colombia, the largest recipient of American military assistance in Latin America and the third largest in the world, having received over $5 billion from the Pentagon since the launching of Plan Colombia nine years ago.

Read the rest → http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14503

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FARC Seeks “National Accord” Against U.S. Bases in Colombia

BOGOTA – Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels called for creation of a broad front to block a prospective agreement between Bogota and Washington for the stationing of U.S. military personnel at bases in the Andean nation.
 

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