Category: South America

Most Venezuelans Want Chávez Out in 2012

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in Venezuela are hoping to see president Hugo Chávez leave in 2012 when his current term expires, according to a poll by Hinterlaces. 64 per cent of respondents want Chávez to step down…

ELN leader arrested in Medellin

Media reported that Colombian Army on Thursday captured the National Liberation Army (ELN) leader Juan Fernando Granda, alias “El Mello” in a transport terminal in the central Colombian city of Medellin.

Allegations of secret Colombian plan to undermine EU

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – A group of MEPs is calling for action as further details of an alleged covert operation conducted by the Colombian intelligence agency (DAS) continue to emerge, with one of its reported aims being to undermine the…

ELN kills 7 soldiers in Colombia

Colombian media reported on Sunday that suspected guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN) killed seven soldiers in an ambush in north-west Colombia.

FARC to execute 47 guerrillas for hostage rescue

Colombian army commander General Oscar Gonzales announced on Wednesday that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) commander “Mono Jojoy” ordered the execution of 47 guerrillas from FARC’s 7th Front who were in charge of guarding the four hostages rescued by…

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

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…

Venezuela plant to make 50 million Kalashnikov rounds annually

An ammunition plant being built by Russia in Venezuela will have the capacity to produce over 50 million rounds for Kalashnikov assault rifles per year, a Russian defense industry official said on Tuesday.

Traffic report – Battling Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel

Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel has won a long-standing conflict with the rival Juárez Cartel for control of the border town of Ciudad Juárez, allowing it to control lucrative trafficking routes into the United States, a US intelligence agent told the press…