Chavez and FARC to Colombia: A Body of Lies

Ray Walser /

Hugo Chavez

In a major press conference on July 15, outgoing Colombian Minister of Defense Gabriel Silva briefed the national press on the presence of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) leaders and camps in Venezuela. Silva reported the location of one such camp at the following coordinates: North 10° 40′ 42″ West 72° 32′ 03—close to the Venezuelan border city of Villa del Rosario. Silva said this camp appeared to be permanent and is used by FARC leader Ivan Marquez for meetings with the pro-FARC support group the “Bolivarian Continental Movement,” a political front for narco-terrorists. Silva added that other senior FARC officials operate with impunity inside Venezuela and maintain separate camps.

The FARC-Chávez  connection has previously been well documented, as has Venezuela’s growing connections with the drug trade, the foundation of FARC’s illicit income. (more…)