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Ollanta Humala Says Alan Garcia Started Fight with Hugo Chavez

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Living in Peru reports that Ollanta Humala says President Alan Garcia. who has announced he will not support Venezuela’s candidacy to the Security Council of the United Nations, is responsible for the poor relations between Peru and Venezuela.

Humala blames Garcia for quarrel between Peru und Venezuela
Living in Peru
28 September, 2006

(LIP-wb) — Peru’s nationalistic opposition leader Ollanta Humala Tasso advanced his opinion in a press conference today on the ongoing quarrel between the governments of Peru and Venezuela that started during the presidential campaign and still continues today.
Humala said that he is on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’ side and that Peru’s President Alan Garcia – to whom he lost in the elections -, is the one who caused the problem with his verbal attacks on Chavez.
He stressed that Alan Garcia added more fuel to the fire when announcing his decision not to support the Venezuelan candidacy to the UN Security Council of the United Nations. Guatemala also would like to have that non-permanent seat and the Peruvian government said today it would abstain from voting.
Humala called on Peruvian diplomacy to rectify this decision and support the candidacy of Venezuela.
But he also had some critical words to say about his friend and supporter Hugo Chavez. He disagreed with Venezuela’s funding of military bases that are property of foreign governments. He particularly referred to the erection of a couple of facilities with Venezuelan money near the Peruvian-Brazilian border.
“I don’t think it’s right. I wouldn’t accept that. However, we have bases in Peru with US military staff supposed to fight drug trafficking”, he stated.

Written by Michael Ha

September 30th, 2006 at 9:08 pm

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