Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa began a five-nation tour Tuesday to denounce Colombia's cross-border attack into Ecuador, as Colombia's president announced plans to take Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez to court for allegedly harboring and financing terrorists.
Correa left Tuesday morning for Peru, where he is expected to meet with President Alan García, Correa's office said. He will also meet with the presidents of Brazil, Venezuela and Panama, ending his trip Friday at the 20th Grupo de Río Summit in Santo Domingo.
Meanwhile, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced plans to denounce Venezuela's Hugo Chávez before the International Criminal Court, where he wants the Venezuelan leader charged with harboring terrorists.
The Colombian police Tuesday released 15 documents it said were found in the laptop of a dead FARC leader and point to a close collaboration between the leftist guerrillas and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's government.
Some of the documents refer to allegations made by Police Chief Gen. Oscar Naranjo Monday that Chávez had promised the FARC $300 million and that the rebels were involved in deals for 700 kilos of cocaine.
Others refer to a proposed secret Chávez meeting with FARC leaders, an apparent delivery of Venezuelan weapons and a FARC complaint about the Venezuelan president's handling of some issues.
Two of the documents note that Chávez has kept Cuba out of some of the negotiations for the release of FARC hostages, and that Havana is not pleased.
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