Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013

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Unformatted text preview: .S Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).¶ OFAC said the three—Hugo Armando Carvajál, director of Venezuelan Military Intelligence; Henry de Jesus Rangél, director of the Venezuelan Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services; and Ram ón Emilio Rodriguez Chacín, former minister of justice and former minister of interior—were responsible for “materially supporting the FARC, a narco­terrorist organization.” It specifically accused Carvajál and Rangél of protecting FARC cocaine shipments moving through Venezuela, and said Rodriguez Chacín, who resigned his government position just a few days before the designations, was the “Venezuelan government’s main weapons contact for the FARC.”69 In November 2010, Rangél was promoted to the overall commander of the Venezuelan armed forces70 and in January 2012 was named defense minister as part of of Chávez’s promotion of close associates tied to drug trafficking and the FARC.71 The plan decimates US credibility vis­...
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