The United States and Colombia have reached agreement on allowing Washington the use of military bases to fight drug trafficking and terrorism.
The two countries have agreed on the precise wording of the deal, which now needs to be reviewed before its final approval. The deal will give US warplanes access to seven military bases. In exchange, the Colombian government will receive 40 million dollars. The agreement has drawn fire from several Latin American countries, which accuse the US of trying to expand its military presence across the continent.