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Lula offers to ease rebel kidnap row

Brazil has offered to help Colombia and Venezuela resolve a dispute about the abduction and arrest of a rebel commander which has led them to curtail diplomatic relations. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made the offer at a meeting with the Colombian leader, Alvaro Uribe, days after Venezuela withdrew its ambassador and cut some economic links. Although both countries have welcomed the offer, no concrete steps have been taken to bring them together.Full Story

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