Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe said that he will take Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR), following accusations by the Venezuelan head that Uribe was involved in plots against him.
Colombian author William Ospina recently wrote a column in the Colombian daily El Espectador in which he expressed a level of appreciation for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. But what was perhaps more interesting was the kind of response he got for taking what was called a “polemical” position.
Yesterday in an official statement, President Hugo Chavez expressed his “happiness” at the announcement of a general accord between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) which outlines dialogue steps towards ending the “long night of violence” Colombia has been subject to since the 1960s.
Venezuelan authorities have apprehended one of Colombia’s most wanted drug lords in the country’s Western state of Barinas, said the Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs, Tareck El Aissami on Sunday evening.
A general article by ex Cuban president Fidel Castro on Chavez's performance as president, the role of the miltiary in Venezuela, Venezuela's relationship with Colombia, and the importance of some historical events.
Colombian president Manuel Santos assumed responsibility for the Colombian 2008 military incursion into Ecuadoran territory after the Supreme Court of Sucumbíos, Ecuador, released a summons for 6 officials in the Colombian police and armed forces.
Petras argues that, the government of Hugo Chavez has arrested a number of Colombian guerrilla leaders and a radical journalist with Swedish citizenship and handed them over to the right-wing regime of President Juan Manuel Santos, earning the Colombian government’s praise and gratitude. The close on-going collaboration between a leftist President with such a regime has led to widespread protests throughout Latin America and Europe, while pleasing the Euro-American imperial establishment.