Whew, I was worried for a second there. I doubt Chavez really had it in him to start a real-live war -funding terrorists like the FARC is just easier. However, this incident did show Hugo Chavez’s “true colors” (at least to those who hadn’t been paying attention)- a terrorist-supporting Castro-wannabe who has no problem throwing his region into chaos.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez shook hands on March 7 and agreed to end the diplomatic conflict. Concern that fighting between the countries would break out had pushed down the peso 0.7 percent last week while Colombia’s benchmark bonds dropped to their lowest since they were issued in July 2005.
So stand by for Chavez’s next desperate plea for people to notice him. (tasteless joke below the fold.)
Vote Chavez, 2008!