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Strong reaction from Bolivarian countries to Colombia’s cooperation with NATO

Tuesday, June 4th 2013 - 05:27 UTC
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President Juan Manuel Santos announcement over the weekend that Colombia will look for a cooperation understanding with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) on their invitation, has irked the so called Latinamerican group of ‘anti-imperialist countries’, at a moment when relations between neighbouring Colombia and Venezuela have hit a new low. Read full article


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  • LEPRecon

    Gosh aren't all these so-called 'Bolivarian' governments completely paranoid and come across as barking mad.

    What Columbia decides to do or not do is up to the people of Columbia, not a bunch of lunatics from failing countries, that have nothing better to do than indulge in their paranoid fantasies.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 06:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic

    Their hypocrisy is gobsmacking. How is LATAM anti-imperialist?

    They are the archetypal imperialists. They stole their continent, committed genocide on the native people's, and then decided to call “independence” to steal even more power from their previous country.

    There is no honour in the LATAM independence movement, it is another myth. Just a bunch of greedy Latinos, stealing from another bunch of greedy Latinos and then denying their history when it suits them.

    Perhaps Colombia is finally growing up, if it is upsetting Venezuala and Nicaragua then its doing someone right.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 06:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Evo is an imperialist?


    Jun 04th, 2013 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    Where did I say Evo was an imperialist...?

    He claimed “Bolivarian countries were anti-imperialist” which clearly they are not...on the whole they are incredibly imperialist.

    Trying to lie about what I have written shows the weakness in your own racism Stevie..coming from a genocidal Spanish slave-trading imperialist still living on stolen land, you should know that.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 09:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • walterlx

    What is Colombia's connection with the NORTH Atlantic? NATO was established to deal with the supposed threat of the Soviet Union, a country which dissolved over TWENTY YEARS AGO.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    I'm racist now?
    Don't tell me, let me guess... I hate the... English race, don't I?


    Jun 04th, 2013 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Perhaps Colombia feels to need for protection against non other than.......latam. Not every country wants to die of self inflicted wounds.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    An internal affair of Colombia and nothing to do with the non-Colombian running Venezuela, the non-Colombian running Bolivia and the non-Colombian running Nicaragua.

    ColOmbia not ColUmbia is a sovereign state and unless it is breaching some international obligation that it has signed; then the squawking by leaders of other countries, especially ones that squeal of interference and accuse others of interference at the slightest utterance by some,

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    “...current union process that the region is undergoing”. Which would be what exactly?

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Don't forget that these latam dictators need too have enemies to show their people how brave and strong they are. Its the populist thing.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    Virtually every post you make is spewing racism, and has absolutely no basis in historical fact. you are like a pissed old tramp standing in the slums of Montevideo shouting for attention...makes me laugh AT YOU Stevie.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CJvR


    With paranoid Bolivarian nutcases nextdoor I too would go looking for some insurance policy.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3 Please explain your comment. CFK is an imperialist. We all know this. Morales supports CFK doesn't he? Q.E.D.
    @5 NATO was formed for mutual defence against ANY external party. The southern boundary of the North Atlantic is the Equator. Part of Colombia is north of the Equator. Fairly simple really.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #5 NATO was formed just after WWII and with the likes of Hitler in the back of the mind and Stalin in the front.....but any threat of their members. If you did not understand COnqueror's explaination, the Atlantic is splity in two.....north....above 0 latitude...south....below 0 latitude. Would you like to know that Colombia is 4 degrees north and coasts in the Atlantic and Pacific?

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Santos seems a pretty level headed guy surrounded by raving lunatics, stating with the Bus Driver and encompassing the gut who chews coca leaves and wears a cow-pat on his head for hair.

    Who can blame Santos for seeking some physical assistance from a well run organisation like NATO.

    Best of luck to him.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Colombia: Land of narco trafficing. Nato: Involved in narco trafficing laundring. BTW, you can add El Mehico in that list too..just think about HSBC/death mexicans/fast and furios operation which included an ex NATO general.

    Colombia, Narco trafficing, NATO=Wallstreet's Army..
    A reminder:

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    As ever those monkey minded leaders from the left and ultra left wing of LA are making high level noise for nothibg to do with them....Better they were traying to improve the life level into their own countries, the LA's worst in all the parameters measured, with that nutcases head re-electing themslves through modifying their countries constitutions becoming real dictators ruling their people´s poverty.
    Are they capables to give to their countrymates a better posibility to improve their life with a growing economy, stable legal system and social peace..?? Of course they don´t...!!! The facts shows that all this countries are falling down very speedy in all that anyone can expect will help people to be closer to a acceptable level of life....They just have had the capability to increase the hate and violence beetwin people and neighbor countries....
    Poor “Bolivarian” countries, better they must be called “Regresive countries”....
    Which is the basis on what they support their right to comment, evaluate or criticize the sovereing desition made by an democratic elected president.....???
    It's just one, the totalitarism received from the marxism.leninism that inspired all this monkey-minded beings......They are the only truth for all the LA inhabitants, no one more have any other truth that can be opposed to theirs...
    The only way they can keep the power is dividing societys all around with populist offers they never can comply.....
    Some other countries within LA have taken other way, the way of freedom, growing economy and stability.....and they joined themselve into a new club...The PACIFIC ALLIANCE ......How different it´s for us, inhabitants of those 4 countries with a real posibility to reach the development in the near future....and tthose have gained this because they have done its homework......

    Jun 05th, 2013 - 01:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    Next Paraguay will bring the Americans they will have a nice base in the Chaco region and from there they will monitor all the Bolivarian countries and protect the freedom, can wait for that to happen.
    We will monitor Venezuela and the Iranian alliance we will monitor Argentina and all the African and terrorist alliance they have we will also monitor Syria and the Brazilian alliance with Iran and Argentina connection, Bolivia and the Iranians and Chinese connection. All these human rights loving countries that associate with terrorist and murderers (Bolivarian countries) these countries have no shame bringing the Middle East murderers to south America to teach the American’s a lesson. What a joke!

    Jun 05th, 2013 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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