Why Is Colombia Putting The Screws To Chavez Now?

07/26/2010 02:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Venezuela and Colombia are the original odd-couple of Hemispheric diplomacy. With the former run by a rambunctious socialist autocrat and the latter by a U.S.-aligned hard-right hawk, the two countries have been on a collision course for years. The proximate cause and biggest irritant has long been the Venezuelan government's tacit alliance with FARC, Colombia's oldest and largest Marxist guerrilla movement.

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