‘America Unida’: U.S. Joins Military Exercise with Colombia, Peru and Brazil

BOGOTA – The armies of Colombia, Brazil and Peru will participate in a military exercise on the border shared by the three countries, with the United States as guest.

The radio station 360 Radio de Antioquia, from the city of Medellin, reports that the exercise ‘America Unida’ seeks to place a temporary and international military base in that area.

The military exercise will last 10 days in November and will be directed from the three borders in Leticia (Colombia), Santa Rosa (Peru) and Tabatinga (Brazil).

The radio station, quoting spokesperson from the Brazilian Army, said that the military exercise seeks to increase skills, as well as share experiences and boost mutual trust.

According to BBC Brazil website, the temporary military base is a project outlined by the Brazilian army, following an exercise carried out by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Hungary, in which Brazil participated as observer.

The version of the Antioquia radio station is the first reference to Colombia in the international military exercise and so far there is no official confirmation by the Colombian Government, the Ministry of Defense or the Foreign Affairs Ministry in this regard.