Colombia: Venezuela no longer hosting rebel camps

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Posted: Apr 12, 2011 11:59 AM
Colombia: Venezuela no longer hosting rebel camps

Colombia's president says Venezuela is no longer a haven for Colombian leftist rebel camps, and relations between the two countries are improving.

Such camps were a major irritant in relations between the two South American countries, and even lead to them severing relations at one point last year.

Juan Manuel Santos _ speaking Tuesday with Spanish National Television during an official visit to Spain _ also praised Venezuela for deporting two suspected Colombian rebels Monday, calling this an unprecedented gesture by President Hugo Chavez.

He said relations with Chavez' government are improving on all fronts.