The Americas ReportJanuary 17, 2007Main News -* Hostages' proofs of life shock Colombians.
César Gaviria accuses Chávez of infringing OAS Charter. Betancourt's
daughter asks Chávez to resume mediation for humanitarian swap.
Colombia is filing protest against Chávez's proposal over terrorist
groups. Washington Post says Chávez is an ally to kidnappers. France:
The FARC are a terrorist group as long as they do not free hostages.
Chávez: remove rebel FARC and ELN from list of terrorist groups. The US
rejects Chavez call to drop Colombian rebels from terror lists. No
amnesty for ex police chiefs and officers. Chávez pardons USD 30
million debt to Honduras.* US judge sets March 17 for trial
on the "suitcase scandal" linking Chavez w/Kirchner. Shannon regrets
Argentina's reaction to Antonini case.* Leftist Alvaro Colom inaugurated as new president of Guatemala. New Guatemalan Government Kicks Off Security Plan.* FARC kidnaps six tourists.* U.S. legislators visiting Colombia willing to meet FARC.* Peru Files Lawsuit against Chile Over Sea Border. Keiko Fujimori Prepares Political Party for 2011 Elections in Peru.* Nicaragua, Venezuela Presidents Meet.* Brazil Lula Meets Fidel Castro in Cuba.* Ecuadorian Naval Chiefs Resign.
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