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(WORLD) READ: Russia Lends Chavez $2B in Arms Deal…

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293014-1-20090914013852(Newser Summary) – Russia has agreed to lend Venezuela more than $2 billion to buy Russian-made weaponry to ward off what the South American country sees as an imminent US-Colombian attack, reports the BBC. “With these rockets, it is going to be very difficult for them to come and bomb us,” said socialist President Hugo Chavez. Chavez plans to buy nearly 100 tanks and anti-aircraft systems as tensions mount in the wake of a Colombia agreement to grant the US more access to military bases there.

 

Mat Probasco

Source: BBC

Written by dnnnewshound

September 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm

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