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Current Events => Politics => Topic started by: Attero Dominatus on March 04, 2008, 05:20:35 PM

Title: Colombia says Venezuela's Chavez helped in genocide
Post by: Attero Dominatus on March 04, 2008, 05:20:35 PM

(Corrects name to International Criminal Court, paragraph 2)

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia said on Tuesday it will bring charges of supporting genocide against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, alleging that he helped leftist rebels commit mass murders in Colombia.

"Colombia proposes in the International Criminal Court to denounce the president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez for sponsoring and financing genocide," Uribe told reporters.

Ecuador and Venezuela broke diplomatic ties with Colombia after its forces killed a rebel inside Ecuador in a raid that sparked troop deployments and warnings of war.

Colombian trade toward Venezuela has been halted at several points along the Andean nations' border, witnesses and a transportation association said on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Hugh Bronstein in Bogota and Brian Ellsworth in Caracas; Editing by John O'Callaghan)