Chavez seeks Ruskie Weaponry

Here is the latest example of Chavez buying Russian arms to attempt to protect himself from all of his perceived threats in the region: 24/07/2008 17:02 MOSCOW, July 24 (RIA Novosti) — Venezuela may purchase man-portable air defense systems, Il-76 transport planes and T-90 tanks from Russian in the near future, a Russian political analyst said Thursday. According to unofficial reports, Russia and Venezuela signed a new framework agreement Wednesday on delivery of Russian air defense systems, tanks and military transport planes to the Latin American country. “The new agreement, most likely, involves purchases of Igla man-portable air defense systems, […]

Venezuela Calms Down

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. Tensions Ease 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 […]

Fire Down Below

Hey folks, remember South America? You know, that entire continent that we’ve been ignoring for the past 8 years? Venezuela Sends Troops to Colombian Border Venezuelan military officials say they have now sent almost 6,000 soldiers to the country’s border with Colombia. The military said about 90 percent of its deployment to the border is complete. On Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered ten battalions to the border following an attack by Colombian forces on FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels inside Ecuador. … Colombia’s representative to the OAS, Camilo Ospina, acknowledged that Colombian military helicopters entered Ecuador’s […]