The New York Times | 3/4/2010 12:00:00 AM
Chávez dismisses Spanish claim of rebel links
March 4--President Hugo Chávez said Wednesday that his administration did not support terrorist groups, in his first response to a Spanish judge who accused Venezuela of having links with Basque separatists and a rebel group in Colombia.
“This is a government that does not and will not support terrorist groups — we are of peace, of friendship,” Mr. Chávez said in a televised speech.
“Zapatero, I have nothing to explain, friend, nothing,” Mr. Chávez said. “If you want explanations, then ask that irresponsible judge in your country.”
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