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Venezuela accused of assisting rebels

Spanish judge ties government to murder plot

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Spanish Judge Eloy Velasco has accused the Venezuelan government of assisting two rebel groups in a conspiracy to assassinate Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. The accusation comes in a written indictment against members of the Basque group ETA and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known by the Spanish acronym FARC). The indictment quotes a Spanish probe into the organizations, an investigation that turned up evidence, Velasco says, that “demonstrates Venezuelan governmental co-operation in the illicit collaboration between FARC and ETA.” The indictment also accuses Arturo Cubillas Fontan, a man known to have worked in Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s government, with co-ordinating relations between the two terrorist organizations.

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