Peña Esclusa wrote to Uribe
Caracas, July 21st, 2010
Mr. Alvaro Uribe Velez
President of Colombia
Palacio de Nariño
Dear Mr. Uribe,
I have the honor to address this letter to you, in order to fully validate the accusations that your government has made regarding the connections of Mr. Hugo Chavez with the FARC.
These connections go back to May 30th, 1995, when Chavez was registered at the Foro de Sao Paulo, an organization where also the FARC and the ELN belong.
Attached, you will find the accusation I submitted against Chavez before the Venezuelan Public Prosecutor’s Office in 2000, for Treason. You will also find the statements taped in 1998, when as a candidate to the Presidency, I reported Mr. Chavez subordination to the FARC.
In my own name and in that of the people of Venezuela, I acknowledge the brave effort your government has made, evidencing the connections between Chavez and the Colombian terrorists; given that the FARC not only carry out crimes in Colombia, but also kill, kidnap and extort people in the Venezuelan territory.
I take this opportunity to send you my most sincere congratulations for your extraordinary leadership during your presidency. Without a doubt, the Latin American people recognize and appreciate the work performed by you and the Public Forces of Colombia, which succeeded in rounding up the narcoterrorist bands that had thrashed you country and your neighboring ones for so long. The barbaric FARC are enemies of civilization and humanity.
Without further ado, I send you an affectionate salutation, extendible to the brotherly Colombian people.
Alejandro Peña Esclusa
President of UnoAmerica
And political prisoner