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The feud between Venezuela and Colombia has reached a new level. About 400 gold miners from Colombia and Brazil were kicked out of Venezuela accused of damaging the Yapacana national park in the Venezuelan state of Amazonia. The Colombian government says the move was a violation of the miner's human rights. Venezuela and Colombia have been at each others throats for months since Colombia made the decision to allow U.S. troops more access to military bases. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that sets the stage for U.S. aggression against his country.
There is growing proof of a link between narco-traffickers and al-Qaida after international authorities have discovered a scheme that's been flying under the radar.
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The United States and Brazil are preparing to sign a new agreement to bolster defense cooperation, the first accord of its kind between the hemisphere's two top economies in more than 30 years, officials said Wednesday. Reuters is reporting the agreement, which could be signed as early as Monday, is meant to demonstrate strengthening ties between the two militaries, despite diplomatic tensions over Brazil's refusal to back new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. It also comes as Brazil is evaluating bids in a multibillion dollar fighter jet competition, in which U.S.-based Boeing Co is one of three contenders.