Brazil and Colombia Unite Against Drug Dealers and FARC Terrorists

Brazil-Colombia border Brazil and Colombia agreed on a cooperation and defense agreement aimed at controlling the one thousand mile lawless common border which is regularly used by drugs and arms dealers as well as the cocaine-funded FARC rebel group.

However Uribe said Colombia will join the pact only after receiving assurances that the FARC rebels fighting a four-decade-old insurgency in the country, will never be allowed to join the pact, although other governments may participate in the future.

"Given this understanding, Colombia has decided to join the agreement," said Uribe, whose popularity has shot up to over 90% following the July 2 military rescue of FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt, a French-Colombian politician and a group of fourteen Colombian policemen and soldiers, some of them kidnapped 10 years ago.

The agreement sets the stage for cooperation in military training, intelligence and weapons procurement. It aims to help both sides police the border between Brazil and Colombia.

Colombia is concerned that the Brazilian initiative could involve countries which support or have an inclination to consider the FARC rebels a liberation movement, and not terrorists as they have been defined by the United States, European Union and Brazil.

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  • forrest allen brown

    shelly they are talking about chaves and his people
    like the farc columbia and vensula have been at war over there bordors sence the 70 and other than the Darain jungle in the north of the country the farc is most activ near the east side of columbia .

    as long as the drug cartels pay the FARC to patrol the jungles , and help them move drugs from preu to columbia and in the proess

    kill ,kidnap ,people and keep them fro years they should be hunted down for what they are .

    same as the drug gangs in RIO & SP .

    bad people feeding off the good , why because they can , as for years they were permitted to do so
    with the help of the police , government , just for money .
    and look at all the lives they have runied .

    they get no samphty from me

    they are no better any one else just have guns , and a gang to hide behind

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