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Chavez Goes Missile Shopping

Tensions continue to escalate in Latin America where Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that his country will soon receive Russian-made missiles with a range of 185 miles. The announcement comes amid worsening relations between Venezuela and its neighbor Colombia, which has decided to allow the United States to access several military bases on its territory. Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev seemed excited at the possibility of more sales to Chavez. He said this week, "We will supply Venezuela the weapons that Venezuela asks for. In accordance with all international law, of course." When asked selling about tanks, the Russian leader added, "Why not tanks? Without question, we have good tanks. If our friends want our tanks, we will deliver them."