Category: South America

Police disperse anti-Chavez demonstration

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Venezuelan police fired tear gas shells and plastic bullets and used water cannons to disperse hundreds of students staging a protest against the government of President Hugo Chavez on Thursday.

Colombian Security Forces Kill 12 FARC Rebels

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Sources within the Defence Ministry declared that at least 12 leftist guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been killed in an operation jointly conducted by the Colombian air force and national police near the southern town of Puerto…

Hugo Chávez in combat mode

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President Hugo Chávez faces rising discontent in the wake of the devaluation of January 8th and an ongoing electricity crisis. Even so, he has persisted on a radical policy course, nationalising more companies and shutting down a television station critical of…

Three FARC rebels killed in border clash

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Three suspected guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been gunned down by Panamanian police in a gunbattle in the remote border province of Darien on Wednesday, according to the Panamanian government.

The Consolidation of Bolivarian Authoritarianism and Terrorist Ties

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By Douglas Farah CounterTerrorismBlog As Jackson Diehl writes in today’s Washington Post, Hugo Chávez’s version of the Bolivarian Revolution is in a deep crisis. He is enough of a crisis that his pulled force RCTV off the air for refusing to carrying his endless…

Colombian army claims 9 FARC guerrillas killed in Putumayo

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ESISC: At least nine suspected Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas have been gunned down by Colombian troops in the southern Colombian Putumayo department, the Colombian armyclaimed on Wednesday. It added that troops arrested four wounded guerrillas during the raid.

Venezuelan radical group threatens Chavez

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IQ: In a video directed at Hugo Chavez, 10 heavily armed men from “23 de Enero” slum demanded that he dismiss his cabinet citing corruption and being “detrimental to the revolutionary process”.

‘FARC ordered to recover strategic routes’: El Tiempo

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FARC guerrillas in southern Colombia have the order to recover “at all cost” six strategically important routes from state troops, newspaper El Tiempo reported Tuesday after seeing e-mails found on a dead guerrilla’s computer. The newspaper was given copies of…