President Hugo Chávez Wednesday downplayed an announcement
on a verbal protest the Colombian Government is about to make
before Caracas rejecting the Venezuelan ruler's petition that
the rebel Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and
the National Liberation Army (ELN) are removed from the list
of terrorist groups.
"I want to insist on this, we want peace, (but) the American
empire is opposed to peace in Colombia and puts pressure on
the Colombian Government for it to oppose peace," Chávez
"The government that Colombia has today doesn't want peace,"
Chavez said on Wednesday during a visit to Managua, Nicaragua.
"I'm convinced that this conflict doesn't have a military
solution. We have to look for a political solution.''