Chavez Farc Financed by The Year 1999 According to Iiss
The report of the IISS in London analyzed more materials Reyes computer.
Admired by Colombian guerrillas after the coup in February 1992, then Lt. Col. Hugo Chávez Frías, received financial support from the FARC for its projects after his arrest that year, which can explain much of the relationship and ” debt “between the two sides, according to a book by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in the UK.
With data from the computer of the late leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Raul Reyes, the IISS was first revealed that the guerrillas directly contributed $ 150,000 to the MBR-200, Chavez founded the group with which he’s failed coup Carlos Andrés Pérez, “for the purchase of radio handsets and other materials they needed.”
However, the guerrillas never know whether these contributions came in the pockets of Chavez’s movement-and-until 2004, then presidential security adviser now president, Ramon Morales, he confirmed to the guerrillas who did were supportive.
In an email dated July 2004-full year of the recall referendum against Chavez, Reyes writes the guerrilla Rodrigo Granda, the so-called “FARC foreign minister” and then representative of that group in Venezuela, about his contacts with Morales.
“Excellent on the conversation with his friend Morales. It’s good to finally know someone confirm that it was our solidarity with Chávez and his friends by Victor many years ago. Moreover, if Morales knows the story and his security advisor, then there we have a good link that brings us closer to Chavez, “quotes the text of the IISS, played by El Tiempo of Bogota.
According to the IISS said, based on files seized from the rebels, the government of Venezuela provided since 2000, a year to get Chavez to Miraflores, financial assistance to the operations of the International Commission (COMINT) of the FARC in Caracas.
Through this close relationship, despite Chavez’s denial, the other head of state today met with Reyes (two total), who expressed in the various communications sent to Manuel Marulanda, the leader of the FARC, well as other members of the Secretariat referred to the IISS.
In late 2000, after several previous attempts, Reyes met with President Chavez in Venezuela somewhere through the intermediation of Ramon Rodriguez Chacin, who by then was second in command of the DISIP. A throughout the book the IISS can see how Rodriguez Chacin became the chief liaison between the FARC and the Venezuelan government for its political, economic and military, particularly in the guerrilla attempts to acquire military equipment through mediation Venezuela.
The biggest frustration of the guerrillas during their relationship, and especially in 2007, was the fact that there are 300 million U.S. dollars to materialize that Chavez would have promised, according to Reyes. However, do not stop sending thank weapons, missiles and ammunition.