US-Colombia military ties face resistance

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July 27, 2009

The United States is in the final stages of negotiations with Colombia to shift its anti-drug operations from Ecuador to Colombian airbases.

The plan has faced resistance in Colombia, where a senator says the US uses its fight against drugs as an excuse to increase its influence in Colombia’s internal affairs.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from the capital, Bogota.

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