Chavez Picks a New Fight, with Colombia

Venezuela and Ecuador mass troops on the Colombian border as rhetoric about a rebel ratchets higher. But the real risk may be to the Venezuelan President
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Jaime Razuri/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is no stranger to conflict. Now, in a dispute over the killing of a rebel leader, he may be leading his country to the brink of war with Colombia, one of Venezuela's largest trade and investment partners.

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