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It’s bumpy in Bogotá

August 10, 2009

Illegally enter a neighboring country (Ecuador) looking for bandits (FARC) that keep outwitting you. Attempt to change your constitution to lengthen term limits, then complain when a tiny Central American country (Honduras) attempts a national poll. Flirt wildly with the U.S. over seven new military bases in your country. Refuse—then join—Unasur, but decline to show up for your try at the rotating presidential chair. Then, feeling lonely and cold, blame all your troubles on ‘socialism.’

‘The Colombian government defended its intention to lease military bases to the United States, saying the move “is an improved stage of Plan Colombia,” which involves the United States in Colombia’s anti-drug efforts. However, most of South American countries considered the proposed U.S.-Colombian military agreement an excuse to increase the U.S. military presence in the region.’

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