Tag: Venezuela

Who Sold Libya Its Supermissiles?

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Wired Magazine:  The U.S. government calls it the “one of the most lethal” weapons of its kind — an advanced, portable missile, designed to knock planes out of the sky. A variant of it just showed up in Moammar Gadhafi’s…

Nose under the tent – Iranian missiles in Venezuela

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Rick Francona: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has agreed to permit Iran to deploy medium range ballistic missiles to his country. According to press reports, the Iranians will construct a missile base in Venezuela housing several versions of North Korean-made Scud…

The Further Narco-Terrorist Ties of the Chávez Government

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By Douglas Farah The August arrest of major drug kingpin Walid Makled a Venezuelan financial stalwart of the Chávez government in Venezuela has not drawn a great deal of attention here. But it goes to the heart of the criminal-terrorist nexus…

Chávez aims to retain control of legislature

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Election Date: September 26, 2010 At stake: National Assembly Background A country deeply divided in followers and detractors of an eccentric president, Venezuela is also the fifth largest oil exporter in the world. A populist left-wing government has led the…

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez allegedly helped Colombian, Spanish militants forge ties

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WaPo: Now, based on documents and witness testimony, Chávez is facing fresh accusations that his government has gone well beyond assisting the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Documents seized from two subversive groups, along with information provided by…

Concern mounts in Spain over ETA presence in Venezuela

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Madrid (Deutsche Presse)- Concern is mounting in Spain over allegations that Venezuela is protecting members of the militant Basque separatist group ETA who are living in the Latin American country.

Venezuela’s Chavez rebuffs Pentagon report

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)– President Hugo Chavez rebuffed a Pentagon report that found that an elite unit from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has a presence in Venezuela, warning that the United States could be looking for an excuse to attack his country.

Venezuela/China industry: Oil for money

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Venezuela’s cosy relations with China are paying off. In exchange for a long-term oil-supply contract, China’s development bank will lend Venezuela US$20bn, to be repaid over ten years. In addition, the Chinese oil company China…