On Jan 11, 2008, Hugo Chavez explosively observed that FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) is "not" a terrorist organization; but that it is a "real" force that occupies Colombian territory and that they deserve to be recognized as an insurgent body that has "a political project, a Bolivarian project, which here [in Venezuela] is respected." While it seems that much of the world was outraged over Chavez's statement, due to recent FARC activity involving the release of hostages, it appears that Chavez could be utilizing a novel approach to gain the cooperation of the FARC which actually might work.
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"COLOMBIA'S FARC-TERRORISTS OR INSURGENTS?"Please download to view full document