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War Drums in Latin America

March 4, 2008
Time Magazine 

Few world leaders rattle a saber as flamboyantly as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez does.

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías
Hugo Chávez

On Sunday, in a piece of vintage Chavez theater, he ordered thousands of troops and tanks to the border with Colombia after that country’s military had ventured a mile into Ecuador on Saturday to kill Raul Reyes, a top commander of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas.
The left-wing Chavez called conservative Colombian President Alvaro Uribe a “criminal” and a “lapdog of the U.S. empire,” warning ominously that “this could be the start of a war in South America.”

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