just another star in the sky (littlestarletta) wrote in ontd_political,
just another star in the sky
littlestarletta
ontd_political

US eyes deeper security co-operation in Latin America

The US is seeking deeper security co-operation with its Latin American allies, US defence secretary Robert Gates has said.

Mr Gates was speaking as he began a visit to Colombia, where he was due to hold talks on a defence co-operation deal the two nations signed last year.

The accord provoked regional criticism, in particular from Venezuela.

Mr Gates's visit to the region comes two weeks after Russia concluded a major arms deal with Venezuela.

Mr Gates arrived in Bogota from Lima where he held talks on deepening an existing military partnership and working regionally to combat drug-trafficking.

 

Read more...Collapse )



source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8621588.stm

Tags: latin america
Subscribe

  • Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 7 comments