The Associated Press
February 25, 2008
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's justice minister on Monday blamed "anarchists" for an explosion that killed one man at the offices of Venezuela's leading business chamber, and he vowed to capture those responsible.
"We know who they are and we know the game they want to play," Justice Minister Ramon Rodriguez Chacin told reporters. "We're going to capture them."
The blast near the entrance of the Fedecamaras business chamber headquarters in Caracas killed a 44-year-old man suspected of trying to plant the bomb and shattered windows early Sunday.
Rodriguez said the man was found with an expired card identifying him as an "honorary" police inspector but that he was not an active police officer.
Sunday's explosion was the fifth reported this month in the Venezuelan capital. In several of them, authorities found scattered pamphlets linking the bombings to a group identified as "Venceremos of the United Center-Left."
Rodriguez blamed a "small group of anarchists who are looking for political interests."
"We know who they are by first and last name," he said.