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Peru clears 500-strong Trump security detail for summit

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LIMA (AFP) – Peru’s Congress has authorized the entry of more than 500 US military personnel as security for President Donald Trump who will attend next week’s Summit of the Americas in Lima.

The body voted in a late night session Tuesday.

“The military corps is made up of 114 troops and 454 members of the Air Force, who will enter with military equipment, weapons and two helicopters and will remain for 18 days,” the legislature said in a statement.

Trump’s visit is the first of his presidency to South America and will also include a two-day visit to Colombia.

The summit, which is to include heads of state and government from the Western Hemisphere, takes place April 13-14.

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