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Peruvian court to ask CIA director to testify in arms trafficking case

The once-feared head of Peru’s spy services, Vladimiro Montesinos, went on trial on charges that he helped smuggle guns to leftist Colombian rebels, allegedly with help from the US CIA. The judge in charge of the case announced that she will call for testimony from CIA Director George Tenet, as well as Robert Gorelick, the CIA Lima station chief in 1999. Montesinos, the former right-hand man of disgraced president Alberto Fujimori, went on trial at this naval base just west of Lima on charges that he helped smuggle 10,000 Kalashnikov automatic rifles to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Latin America’s largest insurgency. If convicted, Montesinos, 58, faces 20 years in prison. Full Story

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