CARACAS, Tuesday May 30, 2006 | Update
The former Peruvian intelligence director Vladimiro Montesinos,
currently in jail, ensured that Peruvian presidential candidate
Ollanta Humala is a political "pawn" who serves Venezuela
and Cuba interests.
In his document "Chess Pawn," which his lawyer delivered to the media, Montesinos, the former powerful Peruvian spy chief, said that the Presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and Cuba, Fidel Castro, have started an "asymmetric war" against the US.
Under such a plan, Humala "is not a new ideologist or political reformer, but he is an instrument" serving the plans of Cuban and Venezuelan intelligence agencies, Reuters informed.
According to Montesinos, Chávez' and Castro's plans have gained ground in Bolivia through the election of Evo Morales as President. And they now intend to spread their plan to Peru and Ecuador.
02:57 PM. HEAVY RAINS. Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Elias Jaua reported that the government is designing plans to support farmers, cattlemen and peasants of the state of Mérida who have been hit by heavy rains that have caused crop losses.