Brazil began deploying 30,000 troops on Saturday to patrol its borders and beef up security for the World Cup soccer tournament that will kick off in 12 Brazilian cities next month, the Defense Ministry said.
Foreign ministers from countries across South America have backed Ecuador`s decision to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum.
Colombia and the United States signed on Friday a deal granting the US military access to Colombian bases that had been fiercely opposed by several South American nations.
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