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Over 100 Colombian paramilitaries detained in plot in Venezuela: Chavez

President Hugo Chavez said that more than 100 Colombian right-wing paramilitaries, including a leader known as “Commander Cabezas”, have been arrested in Venezuela in connection with a coup plot. Chavez, who said Venezuela had effectively been “invaded” through the plot, questioned the role of Colombia’s intelligence service and armed forces in the matter. He accused Colombian armed forces chief Martin Carreno of being an “adversary” of his government. Venezuela’s ambassador to the Organization of American States, Jorge Valero, charged Wednesday in Washington that a “sinister triangle” had been set up aimed at “destroying Venezuela’s democratic institutions. Full Story

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