Daily Archives: 28/07/2009

Hugo Chavez: Bad to the Bone

President Hugo Chavez has responded to an alleged “new aggression” from Colombia by “freezing relations” indefinitely. Chavez blasted the government of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez on 28 July as “shameful…irresponsible.” Chavez said he has ordered Venezuela’s Ambassador in Bogota … Continue reading

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Kingpins of Bolivarian Cocaine and Kidnapping

In September 2008 the US Treasury Department designated three senior Venezuelan officials known to be very close to President Hugo Chavez as “kingpins” for cooperating materially with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). These officials include: *General Hugo Carvajal, … Continue reading

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Bolivarian Venezuela and FARC’s Cocaine

Acting on a request by Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana), currently the ranking minority member on the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, the US Government General Accountability Office (GAO), has just published a damning report on the growing involvement and active … Continue reading

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Bolivarian Transnational Crime Groups

John Robb, who writes about guerrilla (aka militant) and transnational crime organizations at Global Guerrillas, says in his book “Brave New War”: “The more robust, twenty-first-century model for survivability is based on the combination of guerrilla groups and transnational crime. … Continue reading

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