CNN | 12/21/2009 12:00:00 AM
Chavez accuses Colombia of spy plane incursion
Dec 21--An unmanned spy plane launched from Colombia violated Venezuelan airspace last week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday.
Tensions between Colombia and Venezuela have been high for months over accusations by both sides of attempts to destabilize each other.
Colombia has accused Chavez's government of aiding leftist guerrilla groups that fight in Colombia. Chavez, meanwhile, has strongly objected to an agreement between Colombia and the United States to allow American troops to train at Colombian bases.
Chavez did not say who is suspected of launching the spy plane, but he said that such planes are "technology of the empire," referring to the United States.
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