Thursday, August 12, 2010

More on the unravelling of the US-Colombia military base deal

Further to our post yesterday, Bina has translated today's developments out of Colombia's Constitutional Court.
La W Radio reports that the Constitutional Court of Colombia will declare the military-cooperation accord between Colombia and the US inexecutable, since it must first be passed by the Congress before being approved.

The court declared the measure inconstitutional, but left it alive for a limited time. It gave the Colombian congress one year to decide whether or not to approve the accord continues here

As a slight aside, here's a map presented by AFP newswire that shows the positions and uses of the seven bases that the US wants to set up in Colombia.

Now is it just me, or perhaps it's just lucky typesetting, but do you think all them there boats, planes and armed soldiers are pointing in the same direction out of sheer coincidence too?