Colombia and Venezuela resolve dispute over rebel arrest

[JURIST] Colombia officials in Bogota have announced the end of a dispute with Venezuela [JURIST report] over the capture of leftist rebel leader Rodrigo Granda [Rebelion report]. Colombian officials have acknowledged paying bounty hunters to capture Granda, a spokesperson for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) [faction website], on December 13, 2004 in Caracas. Colombian President Alvaro Uribe [BBC profile] is expected to meet with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez [BBC profile] on February 3 to discuss next steps. VOA News has more.

 

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