Colombia Paramilitary, US Links Exposed

Caracas, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced increasing paramilitary activity as strategy to conceal soaring US access to Colombian military bases.

Ricardo Sanguino, head of the National Assembly Finances Commission, told La Nacion daily, of recent threats in San Antonio, in Bolivar Municipality, at the border state of Tachira.

The National Guard caught there alleged Colombian paramilitaries distributing leaflets with death threats to those opening their businesses or sending their children to school.

Sanguino said they try to destabilize the government of Venezuela and veil the presence of fresh US intelligence in Colombia.

Venezuelan Interior Minister Tareck Al-Aissami also blamed the situation to President Alvaro Uribe’s subordination to the US Central Intelligence Agency and promised strong response.

Al-Aissami added that Venezuela will not tolerate that alien forces linked to the US and Colombia keep distressing the people.


Articles by: Estela McCollin

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