Chávez, of Venezuela, and his counterparts Álvaro Uribe of Colombia and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua reached the agreement in telephone calls yesterday, Chavez said today on ‘Aló Presidente’.Colombia bombed a guerrilla base in Ecuador March 1, killing the leader of a Colombia guerilla group. Then Venezuela and Nicaragua withdrew their ambassadors from Colombia. The Latin American nations reestablished relations after a summit March 7 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.Chávez, a long-time critic of U.S. foreign policy, said the three working together to improve relations disrupted a plan by the U.S. to foment war and destabilize the region.Separately on the ‘Aló Presidente’ broadcast, Chávez said active members of the Colombian military, including generals, had conspired with former members of the Venezuelan military to kill him.”On one occasion, I gave Uribe a document, including a copy of a recording of an active Colombian military person conspiring with a Venezuelan ex-military coup supporter planning to kill me,” Chávez said on his program.
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