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August 5, 2009
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Brazil does not accept the U.S. version about military bases

The Brazilian government has not accepted the version of the United States on military bases that the country wants to use in Colombia. The National Security Advisor in the White House, General Jim Jones, heard yesterday in the Planalto Palace that the agreement on the bases “seems remnant of the Cold War.” The statement thickens the list of differences between Brasilia and Washington and could jeopardize the expectation of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to build a deeper bilateral relationship with the government of Barack Obama.

The American presence in bases near to the Amazon border can be dangerous to the national sovereignty. This is because there are no details about the goals of these bases. Brazil always has the sovereignty threatened by US in Amazon.

There is the largest river basin in the world.Therichest areas in the world . There are non-metallic minerals and metal that make the wealth of the Amazon and this country, some reservations already measured in billions of tonnes. I would like to highlight the area of Six Lakes, north of Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, with one of the largest concentrations of niobium in the world – very strategic mineral used in the aerospace and electronics industries. There are petroleum,gas, etc,etc. Countries which have large forests are coveted, it is logical, for all that I’ve talked.

We need to establish responsible policies for the other nations, the great powers, not exercising his lust on our area. I do love americans, everybody knows that, but we don’t need americans military bases in our country.

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