Venezuela-Ecuador-FARC vs Colombia

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In summary, tensions have risen between Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia after the killing of a Farc rebel leader in Ecuador. Both Ecuador and Venezuela have expelled Colombian diplomats and there is suspicion that Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez may have provided the FARC with $300 million for the release of hostages. This information was found in the computers of the recently killed FARC leader, Raúl Reyes.
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I hope this doesn't escalate any further.


Ecuador and Venezuela have moved troops to their borders with Colombia in an escalating row over the killing of a Farc rebel leader in Ecuador.
Ecuador and Venezuela have also both expelled Colombian diplomats.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7274222.stm"
 
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Appears likely that old Pineapple head has been helping the FARC gang in Columbia.

Chávez May Have Funded Rebels
Colombian Official Says
FARC Data Mention
$300 Million in Funds
By JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA
March 4, 2008; Page A4

MEXICO CITY -- Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez may have given Colombia's Communist guerrillas some $300 million in recent months, possibly for the release of several of the group's hostages, the commander of Colombia's national police said.

Gen. Oscar Naranjo said information about the alleged payments came from the computers of Raúl Reyes, a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, who was killed in a weekend raid in Ecuador. The Colombian official said a note to Mr. Reyes found in one computer from Ivan Marquez, who has been a go-between with Mr. Chávez in negotiations to release hostages. ...
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I am deeply concerned about the escalating tensions between these countries. It is important for all parties involved to prioritize peaceful resolution and diplomacy in order to avoid further conflict and potential harm to civilians. The use of military force should always be a last resort, and I urge all leaders to engage in open and constructive dialogue to find a peaceful solution to this situation. It is also vital for the international community to support and facilitate this dialogue in order to prevent any further escalation of tensions. Let us all work towards promoting peace and stability in this region.
 

Related to Venezuela-Ecuador-FARC vs Colombia

1. What is the Venezuela-Ecuador-FARC vs Colombia conflict?

The Venezuela-Ecuador-FARC vs Colombia conflict is a long-standing, complex conflict between the governments of Venezuela and Ecuador, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the government of Colombia. It involves issues such as political ideologies, drug trafficking, and territorial disputes, and has resulted in violence, displacement, and human rights abuses.

2. What are the main causes of the conflict?

The main causes of the Venezuela-Ecuador-FARC vs Colombia conflict include political differences between the governments of Venezuela and Colombia, the presence of FARC in both countries and their involvement in drug trafficking, and territorial disputes over border regions. Additionally, historical tensions and unresolved issues between the countries have also contributed to the conflict.

3. How has the conflict affected the countries involved?

The conflict has had devastating effects on all countries involved. It has resulted in displacement of thousands of people, human rights abuses, and economic losses. The conflict has also strained diplomatic relations between the countries and has hindered cooperation on issues such as trade and security.

4. What efforts have been made to resolve the conflict?

Several efforts have been made to resolve the Venezuela-Ecuador-FARC vs Colombia conflict, including mediation by other countries and international organizations, as well as peace talks between the governments of Colombia and FARC. However, a lasting resolution has not yet been achieved, and tensions between the countries continue to exist.

5. What is the current state of the conflict?

The current state of the conflict is complex and constantly evolving. While there have been some efforts to reach a peaceful resolution, there are still ongoing clashes between FARC and the governments of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. The presence of FARC in the region also continues to be a major concern for all countries involved.

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