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Venezuela’s opposition echoed Colombia’s accusations.

“We have a government that shelters and protects Colombian guerrillas,” said Luis Carlos Solorzano of the Copei opposition party.

Mr. Solorzano said that rebels have taken shelter in the states of Zulia, Tachira, Barinas, Portuguesa, Cojedes, Aragua and Apure, leaving behind their camouflage fatigues and hiding out in sparsely populated rural areas. The military and other state security forces don’t bother the guerrillas, he added.