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Venezuela Severs Ties with Colombia

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez severed ties with Colombia on Thursday after his neighboring country accused him of harboring guerrillas. The move came just moments after the Colombian ambassador showed a meeting of the Organization of American states photos, videos, testimony, and maps that he said proved the existence of rebel camps within Venezuela. "We have the right to demand that Venezuela doesn't hide those wanted by Colombia," Ambassador Luis Alfonso Hoyos insisted. Chavez warned that Colombia’s actions could foment war.