“There are serious allegations about Venezuela supplying arms and support to a terrorist organization,” he said. “Certainly that has deep implications for the people of the region as well as states in the region.” Venezuela and Ecuador dismiss the accusations as false and part of a U.S.-backed campaign to discredit their governments. They say any contacts with rebels were only part of humanitarian efforts to free guerrilla hostages.The computer evidence has generated talk in the U.S. Congress about whether Washington will seek sanctions against Chavez. But analysts say that measure is complicated because Venezuela is a key U.S. oil supplier.
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