Archive for January 22nd, 2005

Colombia’s Radio Caracol releases audio of conversation between FARC leaders

January 22, 2005

If you have the patience and interest, Radio Caracol has now released the audio of the tape reportedly handed over by the Colombian authorities to the Venezuelan Government, which is supposedly an interception of a conversation between two leaders of the FARC, discussing the participation of more than 100 members of the FARC at a Congress in Caracas in early December (see story below). Note: First they read the news on the subject and later you can hear the tape.

Colombian supplied tape reveals as many as 100 FARC guerilla members attended event in Caracas

January 22, 2005

A dialogue between two important members of the FARC (Colombian revolutionary Armed Forces), appears to be among the evidence submitted by the Colombian authorities to the Venezuelan Government according to Colombia’s Radio Caracol. Here is the translation of the only written report I have seen on the issue, which suggests that more than one hundred members of the FARC guerillas were in Caracas in early December for the II People’s Bolivarian Congress, financed and organized by the Chavez Government.. I had talked to two reporters who had mentioned this to me, but said they could not talk about it and I also heard on the radio. Here is El Universal’s report translated by me:


A telephone dialogue between two presumed rebels of the FARC who coordinated their participation in a forum that was Caracas in Caracas comprises part of the evidence given by Colombia to Venezuela on the supposed active presence of guerrillas in Venezuelan territory, the local press revealed today. 


 


In the recording, according to Radio Caracol, ‘ Juan Santrich’, presumed member of the General Staff of the CRAF, and ‘ Jorge Tivieras’, who was a connection in Caracas and logistic coordinator of a rebellious international front that resides in that city, disclosed DPA.


 


Tivieras’ confirms  to ‘ Santrich’ that are 41 people accredited for the congress and  they aspire to at least 100 to have their ID’s to participate in that Bolivarian encounter (…) and define that  transport is assured by bus for 600sympathizers, said to the radio broadcasting station, mentioning the tape.


 


 According to Radio Caracol, the recording was one of proofs sent by Bogotá to Caracas that would confirm the presence and ‘ the political activism of the FARC in Venezuela. ‘


 


Both men speak in code in the preparation of a political forum that was carried out in the Venezuelan capital in the first days of December, that would have been attended by more than a hundred of members of the FARC’ guerrillas”  the report adds. 


 


The recording, according to the radio broadcasting station citing the authorities, indicates that ‘ Santrich’ asks for a report on the arrival of the rebels to the Venezuelan capital to also inform to him this to the boss ‘ Iván Márquez’ – member of the Secretariat of the FARC -.,


 


They also speak of the attendance of a large group of Indians to the forum that was held in Caracas.


 


 In the event apparently subversive propaganda would be have been distributed and a declaration against President Alvaro Uribe was prepared, although the speakers do not mention him with his own name, adds the document.

Colombian supplied tape reveals as many as 100 FARC guerilla members attended event in Caracas

January 22, 2005

A dialogue between two important members of the FARC (Colombian revolutionary Armed Forces), appears to be among the evidence submitted by the Colombian authorities to the Venezuelan Government according to Colombia’s Radio Caracol. Here is the translation of the only written report I have seen on the issue, which suggests that more than one hundred members of the FARC guerillas were in Caracas in early December for the II People’s Bolivarian Congress, financed and organized by the Chavez Government.. I had talked to two reporters who had mentioned this to me, but said they could not talk about it and I also heard on the radio. Here is El Universal’s report translated by me:


A telephone dialogue between two presumed rebels of the FARC who coordinated their participation in a forum that was Caracas in Caracas comprises part of the evidence given by Colombia to Venezuela on the supposed active presence of guerrillas in Venezuelan territory, the local press revealed today. 


 


In the recording, according to Radio Caracol, ‘ Juan Santrich’, presumed member of the General Staff of the CRAF, and ‘ Jorge Tivieras’, who was a connection in Caracas and logistic coordinator of a rebellious international front that resides in that city, disclosed DPA.


 


Tivieras’ confirms  to ‘ Santrich’ that are 41 people accredited for the congress and  they aspire to at least 100 to have their ID’s to participate in that Bolivarian encounter (…) and define that  transport is assured by bus for 600sympathizers, said to the radio broadcasting station, mentioning the tape.


 


 According to Radio Caracol, the recording was one of proofs sent by Bogotá to Caracas that would confirm the presence and ‘ the political activism of the FARC in Venezuela. ‘


 


Both men speak in code in the preparation of a political forum that was carried out in the Venezuelan capital in the first days of December, that would have been attended by more than a hundred of members of the FARC’ guerrillas”  the report adds. 


 


The recording, according to the radio broadcasting station citing the authorities, indicates that ‘ Santrich’ asks for a report on the arrival of the rebels to the Venezuelan capital to also inform to him this to the boss ‘ Iván Márquez’ – member of the Secretariat of the FARC -.,


 


They also speak of the attendance of a large group of Indians to the forum that was held in Caracas.


 


 In the event apparently subversive propaganda would be have been distributed and a declaration against President Alvaro Uribe was prepared, although the speakers do not mention him with his own name, adds the document.

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