Global News Blog Chávez appointment - a slap to Colombia?

Venezuela President Hugo Chávez's new defense minister is worrying officials in both the US and Colombia because of his links to Colombia's FARC rebels.

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has tried to build better relations with his counterpart in Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, who once accused the Colombian president of trying to have him assassinated.