Colombia said it would appeal to the Organization of American States and the UN in the face of increased bluster from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez over a military pact signed between Colombia and the U.S. Chavez ordered his military to prepare for the possibility of war, saying the pact could pave the way for a U.S. invasion of Venezuela staged from Bogota. The U.S. and Colombia have pledged to cooperate to fight drug traffickers and Marxist rebels and dismiss Chavez's accusations.

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