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Files link Colombian rebels to Chavez

‘DODGY DOSSIER’:An IISS analysis of FARC files points to a complex tie-up between FARC rebels, Hugo Chavez and Rafael Correa. Venezuela said the information is false

Reuters, BOGOTA

According to the documents, Chavez also met in person several times with leading FARC members.

The FARC is at its weakest in decades following the deaths of top commanders and desertions prompted by a government crackdown aided by billions of dollars in US support.

References to the group’s links with local and international drug traffickers is peppered through the archive, Inkster said.

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