March 3, 2008 / 8:26 PM / 11 years ago

Colombia says FARC documents show Chavez funding

BOGOTA, March 3 (Reuters) - Colombia’s police commander said on Monday documents found at the camp of a top rebel commander killed in a raid showed evidence Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had made $300 million payments to FARC guerrillas.

Gen. Oscar Naranjo earlier said computers found in the camp of FARC commander Raul Reyes had revealed documents showing ties between the rebel leader and a representative of the government of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.

Ecuador has dismissed the charges as false.

(Reporting by Patrick Markey in Bogota)



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