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U.S. Government Eyes Venezuela’s Links to FARC

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U.S. Government Eyes Venezuela’s Links to FARC

FARC Spokesperson Luciano MarÃn Arango, aka “Ivan Marquez” and Venezuela President Hugo Chavez.

A couple of weeks ago, Jerome interviewed Padre Melo , a Jesuit priest who runs a radio station in Honduras . He asked Padre Melo what he wanted to see in U.S. policy towards his country.  His answer surprised Jerome , but made total sense.

Melo wanted precise language. He felt U.S. rhetoric on the coup in Honduras left too much wiggle room and ended up meaning different things to different people making things dangerous for his country.

The precise language issue comes to bear on another element of U.S./Latin America policy. Adam Isacson recently pondered it in his blog Plan Colombia and Beyond. In a recent post he tried to figure out what U.S. officials believed is going on between Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and Columbia's FARC Guerilla movement...

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