Nestor Kirchner will try to mediate between Venezuela and Colombia
After Hugo Chavez announced the final rupture of ties with Colombia, the secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Nestor Kirchner, will seek to mediate between Venezuela and Colombia.
The former president will meet with both chiefs of state. On August 5 will arrive in Caracas to talk with Chavez, and a day later, will travel to Colombia to meet with Uribe and the president-elect of that country, Juan Manuel Santos.
Sources say that Kirchner made “permanent telephone communications with the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, Inacio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil, and other regional leaders to coordinate actions to resolve the serious situation involving the two countries.”
Chavez broke relations with Colombia yesterday and ordered the “maximum alert” along the common border. The Bolivarian leader considered as an “insult” allegations about the presence of guerrilla leaders in Venezuela made by the Government of Colombia to the Organization of American States (OAS).