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Boletín de Prensa Internacional 13/12/10

Chávez es "una amenaza comparable a la de Hitler en Europa", afirma Uribe
El país (España) Uribe advirtió que Chávez era una amenaza similar a Hitler
La Iglesia critica la "debilidad" de los europeos ante el presidente venezolano - EE UU cree que el líder bolivariano está rodeado de ineptos que siempre le dan la razón

La personalidad y el proyecto político de Hugo Chávez despiertan lealtades irrestrictas pero también la aversión manifestada por el ex presidente colombiano Álvaro Uribe, que le comparó con Hitler durante una reunión con siete senadores de Estados Unidos y el equipo diplomático de la Embajada en Bogotá. La expansión revolucionaria acometida por el presidente venezolano en América Latina es, en opinión de Uribe, "una amenaza comparable a la de Hitler en Europa", según un cable fechado en el año 2007. En otro, Uribe aventura que Chávez podría usar a las FARC "como su milicia dentro de Colombia para tumbar su Gobierno democrático". ver>>

 

Colombia: Nube de escándalos ronda el legado de Uribe
Time (EE.UU.) Colombia: Cloud of Scandal Haunts Uribe's Legacy
When he stepped down in August after eight years as Colombia's President, Alvaro Uribe gave up the keys to the national palace, the private jet and the other perks of high office. But Uribe also surrendered his Teflon coating.

Uribe is hailed as a modern-day savior by many Colombians for orchestrating a military offensive that severely weakened Marxist rebels, making the country much safer and opening the door to an economic revival. Screwups — and there were many — were forgiven and forgotten. Had he not been banned by the Constitution from running in this year's presidential election, Uribe would likely have breezed to a third term. He bowed out with an 80% job approval rating. (Read "Colombia Prepares for Life After Uribe.") ver>>

 

Venezuela adquiere 1.800 misiles antiaéreos a Rusia
The Washington post (EE.UU..) Venezuela acquires 1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia
Russia delivered at least 1,800 shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles to Venezuela in 2009, U.N. arms control data show, despite vigorous U.S. efforts to stop President Hugo Chavez's stridently anti-American government from acquiring the weapons.

The United States feared that the missiles could be funneled to Marxist guerrillas fighting Colombia's pro-American government or Mexican drug cartels, concerns expressed in U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and first reported in the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

It had been unclear how many of the Russian SA-24 missiles were delivered to Venezuela, though the transfer itself was not secret. Chavez showed off a few dozen at a military parade in April 2009, saying they could "deter whatever aerial aggression against our country." A high-level Russian delegation told American officials in Washington in July of that year that 100 of the missiles had been delivered in the first quarter of 2009. ver>>

 

Uribe propone capturar a guerrilleros en Venezuela
The Boston Globe (EE.UU.) Uribe proposed capturing guerrillas in Venezuela
Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was ready to order troops to cross into Venezuela and capture rebel leaders in 2008, according to a secret U.S. document released by WikiLeaks.

Uribe also told visiting U.S. congressmen, according to another newly released document, that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez represented a threat to South America similar to the one Adolf Hitler once posed to Europe.

Uribe believed "the best counter to Chavez ... remains action -- including use of the military," according to a Jan. 28, 2008, report from the U.S. Embassy in Bogota that was published Friday by the Spanish newspaper El Pais. The newspaper provided links to the documents, which have not been posted on the Wikileaks site. ver>>