Thursday, August 31, 2006

Venezuela To Build Two Military Facilities in Bolivia

Venezuela pledged to fund and supervise the construction of at least two Bolivian military facilities as a part of a defense agreement. The direct Venezuelan investment will be of at least US$ 40 million. The agreement also prevents staff support in matters of military legislation and “military armament improvements” says a an EFE cable.

The fort will be built in the Riberalta region in the Amazon jungle.

The announcement was originally made by Orlando Paniagua, Defense Vice Minister. He also made it clear: Venezuela is just helping and in no way intervening in Bolivia’s sovereignty.

As for what is Bolivia doing for Venezuela's army, well. Mr. Paniagua didn't mention that bit. Must be clasified.


At 10:56 AM, Blogger Camilo Pino said...

Good contextual info at Two Weeks Notice, a blog by Greg Weeks:


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