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LATIN AMERICA BRIEFS tional spokesman, Rodrigo Granda, in Venezuela. In March The Western Hemisphere has of 2008, Colombia took out a been shaken by Colombia's FARC camp headed by Raul exposé of the sanctuary that Reyes just inside Ecuador- a Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Chavez ally. A video posted by a has provided to two Colom- Spanish journalist on YouTube bian terrorist groups, the shows the guerrillas in La Revolutionary Armed Forces Gabarra, a village in the Guasduof Colombia (FARC) and the alito area of Venezuela. A miliNational Liberation Army tary boss from a nearby Vene(ELN). zuelan base admits he is aware of them. President Uribe's ambassador to the Organization of AmeriVENEZUELA can States presented photos, Soccer legend of Argentina videos, satellite maps and Diego Maradona heaped praise testimonies as evidence that on President Hugo Chavez dur1,500 guerrillas enjoy protecing a recent visit to Venezuela tion in 14 camps along the He says he'll support the socialist Venezuelan border with Coleader until he dies. "It's an lombia. Ivan Marquez, a honor to be at his side because he fights for his ideals, for the member of the FARC's high people, for his country, I'm with command, is based there. him until death." Maradona also In December of 2004, Co- said he plans to travel to Cuba to lombia used bounty hunters visit Fidel Castro VENEZUELA to capture FARC's internaARGENTINA Iran targeted Argentina’s Jews in a horrific car bomb attack 16 years ago. On July 18, 1994, a bomb blew apart the AMIA (ArgentinaIsraelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires. The blast killed 85 and wounded 300. And in recent years, an Argentine prosecutor released a report detailing Iranian involvement and issued international arrest warrants for various Iranian leaders and a top Hezbollah official. Iran, the world’s largest sponsor of terror, is currently forging new and successful alliances in Latin America, most notably with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Argentina was chosen because of the “government’s unilateral decision to terminate the nuclear materials and technology supply agreements that had been concluded some years previously between Argentina and Iran. MEXICO A top leader of Mexico’s Juarez drug cartel was arrested by Federal Police officers. Carlos Vazquez Barragan is suspected of being one of the top leaders of La Linea, the armed wing of the cartel headed by Vicente Carrillo Fuente. Vazquez Barragan, known as “El 20,” was at the highest level of the cartel. The 39-year-old ran La Linea along with Juan Pablo Ledezma and Armando Corral.. They smuggled large quantities of marijuana and cocaine into the United States and laundered money from U.S. drug sales in Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from El Paso, Texas, officials said. The drug trafficker’s arrest was part of an investigation conducted in Ciudad Juarez - Mexico’s murder capita. Barragan ran La Linea’s financial operations and paid the smugglers who handled the cartel’s shipments. The suspect was also in charge of planning and ordering hits on rivals authorized by top cartel boss Carrillo Fuentes, who is known as “El Viceroy.”

Special points of interest:  COLOMBIA EXPOSES THE FACTS TO CHAVEZ OF FARC IN VENEZUELA 1  IRAN FORGING NEW AND SUCCESSFUL ALLIANCES WITH CHAVEZ 1  ARGENTINA’S MARADONA HEAPS PRAISE ON CHAVEZ AND CASTRO 1  MEXICAN FEDERAL POLICE ARREST TOP LEADER OF LA LINEA 1

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