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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 03:42 PM

‘USS America’ warship drops anchor in Cartagena to strengthen US-Colombia ties

‘USS America’ warship drops anchor in Cartagena to strengthen US-Colombia ties
Jul 18, 2014 posted by Tim Hinchliffe

The US Navy’s most modern tactical aircraft carrier made port on its maiden voyage in Colombia’s Caribbean as part of a Latin American tour to strengthen ties with countries in the region, according to the Ministry of Defense.

In a symbolic gesture of cooperation between the US and Colombia, the USS America carrying 1,500 crew members will be conducting joint training exercises with Colombia’s Navy in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena.

According to Colombia’s Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzon, maritime security exercises and naval operations will be performed, where both nations will share tactics and strategies.

“Before, we were a nation seeking support and assistance; we were just receivers,” said Pinzon, adding, “today, we work closely with countries like the United States to continue on the path of prosperity. We have knowledge and acquired experiences in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, and other criminal expressions that we can share that are of course valuable; making this visit is what strengthens ties.”

More:
http://colombiareports.co/uss-america-warship-drops-anchor-cartagena-strengthen-us-colombia-ties/

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Fri Jul 18, 2014, 07:13 PM

1. GAWD. The "warship" of "prosperity"!

“Before, we were a nation seeking support and assistance**; we were just receivers,” said Pinzon, adding, “today, we work closely with countries like the United States to continue on the path of prosperity****. --from the OP


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** ($7 BILLION U.S. taxpayer dollars for the corrupt, failed, murderous "war on drugs" (as prep for U.S. "free trade for the rich.")

****(The "prosperity" brought by a U.S. warship? I was going to say that there may be some translation problems here. On the other hand, maybe Pinzon gets it exactly right. The U.S. warship DOES bring "prosperity"--to Colombia's 1%. Without the U.S. war machine, the rich would have to share with the poor.)

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