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Colombia gets pledge of German support

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The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid a visit to her Colombian counter-part in Bogota, the latest stop on her tour of Latin American. After talks, Merkel said her government would examine how it can support Colombia’s efforts to wipe out the cultivation of illegal drugs.

The Chancellor was in Bogota after attending the European Union-Latin America and Caribbean summit in Peru. The visit comes as Venezuela accused 60 Colombian troops of entering its territory. Bogota says it will investigate the claims.

In Peru, Merkel received an apology from Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for calling her a political descendant of Adolf Hitler.