Wednesday, May 11, 2011

FARC files 'show ties to Chavez'

Given all of the news about the Middle East, it is easy to forget about our neighbors to the south:

Colombian FARC guerrillas may have tried to assassinate rivals of Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, and trained his supporters in urban warfare, according to a report examining documents seized from a rebel camp.

The study of the files, obtained during a 2008 raid inside Ecuador, also showed that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) contributed some $400,000 to the election campaign of Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador.

Most of the terrorist groups in Central and South American are Marxist and politically left. It is no stretch for FARC to be a supporter of Chavez. These terrorist groups are especially anti-American and may it beneficial to partner with al Qaeda or Hezbollah to attack American targets.

Al Jazeera English

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