Ecuador and Venezuela severed diplomatic ties with Colombia following the attack. Colombia claims that its actions were a necessary part of its struggle to eradicate terrorism and says that the raid produced documents proving that Chavez has provided financing for the rebels and that Correa has met with FARC leaders. Both Correa and Chavez have been involved in negotiations with FARC in order to secure the release of hostages, but deny that they have supported the group. On Tuesday, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe [official website; BBC profile] said that his country would seek to have Chavez charged [JURIST report] before the International Criminal Court [official website] for supporting what he called the "genocide" of Colombian citizens by leftists militants. AP has more.
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