Venezuela Says U.S. Charge Over Terrorism 'Nonsense'
Venezuela on Friday dismissed as “nonsense” U.S. charges that it was failing to fully cooperate in the global war against terrorism by allowing Colombian rebels to cross its border. In the latest criticism by Washington of left-wing President Hugo Chavez’s government, a State Department report on terrorism in 2003 released on Thursday described Venezuelan cooperation in the anti-terror fight as “inconsistent.” It said Venezuela was “unwilling or unable” to stop Marxist Colombian guerrillas — whom Washington classes as “terrorists” — from using Venezuelan territory as a safe haven. Full Story