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Colombia: TeleSur Reporter Arrested

The Narcosphere and Western Hemisphere Policy Watch come to different conclusions on the detention of TeleSur reporter Freddy Muñoz by Colombian authorities. Dan Feder of Narcosphere writes: “At the very least, the Colombian government, in allowing the press to discover the accusations against Muñoz has made a very heavy-handed attempt to discredit an accomplished journalist who has exposed the ugly side of the Colombian and U.S. governments’ war against leftwing rebels.” But Western Hemisphere Policy Watch counters, “Chavez is actively seeking to destabilize the Colombian government by supporting the FARC and other rebel groups in Colombia. Telesur is nothing but a propaganda arm of the Bolivarian movement in the Americas. We put our faith in the Colombian legal system.”

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