Global Security Headlines

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chavez in the Docket

Exiting President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia leaves incoming Juan Manuel Santos (inaugurated on Saturday) a hot potato - filing a complaint against Venezuela before the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Colombia names Hugo Chavez personally and the state of Venezuela as violators of human rights.

Last month Bogotá showed video tape and other hard evidence demonstrating to the world Caracas´ material support of the narco-terrorists, the FARC, who have waged the longest-running civil war in Latin American history against successive Colombian governments.

While international courts may be important as a formal matter, on the ground, Colombia and Venezuela together, must seek an accord, if possible.

The challenge is beyond personalities of the leaders. Freedom and democracy are at stake.

Colombia stands alone between Ecuador and Venezuela, two members of the Castro Club in Latin America.

Mr. Santos, the former defense chief, knows each has acted to undermine his country and the prospects of a "brotherly" relationship with both is tenuous at best.
If you need research from open sources in Spanish, French, or Portuguese and presented in a stylish English language report or a translation of documents in said languages to English, please contact Professor Winn at by sending an email to for a prompt evaluation.

No comments: