May 10th 2008, by BBC
|The U.S.S. George Washington is currently in Brazilian waters carrying out military exercises.|
After 58 years, the United States Navy will reactivate the Fourth Fleet, which will be in charge of patrolling Latin American waters.
The fleet had been deactivated following the end of the Second World War, but starting July 1st of this year, U.S. naval forces will have a high level command specifically dedicated to supervising the projects of its units in Latin America and the Caribbean.
A U.S. military spokesperson pointed out to the BBC that this does not imply in itself an increase in U.S. military presence in the region. Continue reading