September 30, 2003
MORE ON THE HUGO CHAVEZ / TERRORIST CONNECTIONS:
Middle Eastern terrorist groups are operating support cells in Venezuela and other locations in the Andean region. A two-month review by U.S. News, including interviews with dozens of U.S. and Latin American sources, confirms the terrorist activity. In particular, the magazine has learned that thousands of Venezuelan identity documents are being distributed to foreigners from Middle Eastern nations, including Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, and Lebanon.
No big surprise, to those who have been paying attention.
UPDATE: Winds of Change's Latin America roundup has more on Chavez.