Center Board Member Writes on Chavez Regime

January 23, 2008

Center board member Diego Arria, who served as the Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Daily News criticizing Venezuela President Hugo Chavez for "his relationship with and approach to two of South America's most brutal narco-terrorist groups."

In the article, Arria details the Chavez regime's support for the FARC and ELN, two Marxist guerrilla armies "that have devastated the Colombian economy and targeted innocent civilians through countless killings and kidnappings."

"We must not stand by while such enemies of peace and humanity are rewarded by a head of state whose values are in open conflict with basic human rights and decency," he writes.

To read the article, click here.