Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement

Posted on 21 August 2010

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Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement
Colombian high court rejects US bases agreement By Bill Van Auken 21 August 2010 Colombia’s high court ruled Tuesday that a treaty allowing the US access to military bases in the country is unconstitutional because the former government of right-wing President Alvaro Uribe failed to submit the pact to the national congress for approval. The decision has left the Obama administration as well as the new government of Uribe’s successor, President Juan Manuel Santos, scrambling to salvage the pact.

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