Just as a thaw in icy relations between Colombia and Venezuela seemed possible, Colombia’s outgoing government openly accused its neighbor of tolerating the “continued and permanent” presence of top leftist rebel leaders.
Defense Minister Gabriel Silva presented video and documentary evidence of the presence in Venezuela of at least four senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and one of the National Liberation Army, ELN, to a hand-picked group of news directors of local media Thursday.
On Friday, the government said in a statement it was considering taking the issue up before “international instances.”
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