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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:09 AM

FARC co-founder captured in Venezuela

http://www.colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/22996-farc-co-founder-captured-in-venezuela.html


FARC co-founder William Alberto Chitiva was captured in Venezuela Wednesday, El Espectador reported Thursday.

Chitiva alias "Marquetaliano" or "Fernando Robles" was captured near Caracas in an area known as Blandin, in a joint operation between Interpol and Colombian and Venezuelan security agents.

Interpol had issued as arrest warrant for the guerrilla for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of three Native Americans from the United States.

Chitiva also has also been accused of taking part in the capture of the municipality of Miraflores, Guaviare in 1995, the La Uribe military base in Metal, and the police stations of Miraflores, Guaviare and Vapues, Mitu, all in 1998.

The Prosecutor General's Office has claimed that Chitiva was a member of one of the first leftisit groups which led to the FARC before joining the FARC's fourth front in the mid-1980s when he allegedly became very close to former leader "Tiro Fijo."


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no FARC in Venezuela??

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:16 AM

1. What's significant about this is that Venez aided in his capture. Your "no FARC in Venez?" comment

is thus rendered nonsensical.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:20 AM

2. context: there have been repeated claims over the years by the Venezuelan gov

and the chavistas here that there is no FARC in Venezuela.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:25 AM

3. Well, this proves that once there was, and they could locate the man, they would capture him.

I get your point, but you're missing the bigger message in this story. What do you have to say about that?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:26 AM

4. I take two messages, 1) glad he was caught and 2) what was he doing there in

the first place. have you wondered about that?

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:32 AM

5. You sidestepped the question.

I guess he was wrong if he thought he had safe haven in Caracas. That much is obvious. Now, address that.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:52 AM

6. why on earth he thought he had safe haven in Caracas is beyond me

http://www.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=&sa=X&ei=Xy5rT72ECsTj0QHA3KDYBg&ved=0CAQQ8wc4AQ&usg=AFQjCNExlrWSRF1ptBjuuo5eBA-bfvZkgg

maybe we should ask these two?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:22 AM

7. My guess is that Chavez has bigger fish to

fry with Santos and willingly threw this murdering idiot under the bus. Not to worry - there are lots of his comrades in arms still at large in Venezuela.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:59 AM

8. pretty sure that Santos and Chavez have an agreement

that Colombia would no longer accuse Venezuela of harboring the FARC if Venezuela no longer would harbor the FARC. commerical ties were re-established as a result, and we won't see more photos like the one above.

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