Brazil Prez urges Obama to explain bases plan
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil`s leader is urging President Barack Obama to meet with South American nations and discuss the growing US military presence in Colombia.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told Obama in a phone call that many nations are worried about the plan to give the US greater access to seven military bases in Colombia.
Brazil`s Foreign Minister Celso Amorim gave details about the conversation to the O Globo newspaper on Friday.
The US says the plan is part of its agreement with Colombia to battle drug traffickers and leftist rebels.
But leaders like Venezuela`s Hugo Chavez say it is a serious threat to the region. Chavez has suggested the US could unseat Latin American leaders via coups launched from the bases.
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