Patrick Goodenough
March 3, 2010

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Accusations about links between the Venezuelan government and terrorists in Colombia and Spain add weight to calls to designate Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism, a Latin American specialist said Tuesday.

Heritage Foundation scholar Ray Walser was commenting on claims by a Spanish prosecuting judge that President Hugo Chavez’s government had assisted two terror groups that plotted to assassinate Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Chavez reviles Uribe, who angered him by signing a military base access agreement with the U.S. last year. Ironically, the leftist leader just last week accused Uribe, at a Latin American summit in Mexico, of planning his assassination.

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