Border between Colombia and
Australia-based activist warns that a major crisis is building up in the border
region between Colombia and Venezuela. According to Eli de las Corrientes of the
Bolivarian Movement for the
New Colombia, a US-inspired alliance between Colombian paramilitary forces and
Venezuela's elite aim tooverthrow the government of Hugo Chavez.
By Luis Ernesto Almario,
ANNCOL Sydney Australia
Speaking at a conference held Friday in Sydney, Australia, spokesperson Eli de
las Corrientes from the Bolivarian Movement for the New Colombia, said that a
major crisis is building up in the
border region between Colombia and Venezuela.
As an example, Eli de la Corrientes mentioned
last months failed attempt by Colombianparamilitaries to attack military
barracks in Caracas and assassinate Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.
"The Colombian and Venezuelan borders are in red alert due to Colombian
paramilitaries' conspiracy. They represent Venezuela's oligarchy's
interests and aim to overthrow the
constitutional president of this country, Hugo Chavez", Eli de las
Corrientes told the audience at the conference, which was organised by the
Australian Communist League.
He called the alliance between Colombia's Army-backed paramilitaries and
Venezuela's elite a spearhead of US imperialism aimed to crush the
revolutionary Bolivarian Movement
in both countries.
"Both confronted forces are situating themselves in the Colombian-Venezuelan
borders where at some point in time they will dispute for the control of
thepolitical, economical and social power.
In the frontier between Colombia and Venezuela there is the law of the jungle;
no one commands and crime and violence are the daily news in the media, which
serves to pave the way to give the
final knock against President Hugo Chavez, de la Corrientes argued.
He also warned that new anti-terrorist laws in Colombia will pave the way for
a fascist dictatorship in this country.
"Colombia is not only sinking in a complete chaos, but also in the hands
of fascists who respond to the orders of the founder of the paramilitaries
groups in that country, [President] Alvaro Uribe. The legislation will give
super-powers to the Colombian military. For example, it is enough for someone
to be suspicious to be condemned to a few year of jail. This is without
disproportionate number of people disappeared, executed or tortured", he
According to de la Corrientes, the Colombian guerrilla movement FARC and it's
clandestine political movement, together with the Venezuela's Bolivarian
revolutionary movement led by Hugo
Chavez represent a hope of change in Latin America.
"This is how, in the Colombian and Venezuelan border region, a new
history waits to be written. A new socialist history will be written without
divisions that will definitely influence countries
such as Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia", he said.