Colombia sings praises of Hugo Chavez
Published 29/12/2010 | 02:44
Colombia's leader thanked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for the capture of a suspected guerrilla commander wanted in Colombia, lauding the “growing collaboration” between the countries.
Since taking office in August, President Juan Manuel Santos has sought to ease a diplomatic stand-off with Venezuela that was fuelled by accusations by Mr Santos' predecessor that it harboured Colombian rebels.
Mr Santos said that Nilson Teran Ferreira, a suspected National Liberation Army commander, had been captured in Venezuela.
Teran was sentenced to 40 years in prison in Colombia for the kidnapping and killing of a rancher.