By mobilizing troops and tanks to Venezuela’s Colombian border, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his ally in Ecuador, President Rafael Correa, have single-handedly disrupted the stability and security of Latin America.  What’s more disturbing is Chavez’s ties to, and his continued support of, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an internationally-recognized terrorist organization.

Chavez has long supported the FARC, giving them financial aid, a safe haven in Venezuela, and publicly legitimatizing their illegal organization.  The discovery of a laptop purportedly containing information linking Chavez to the FARC confirms what we’ve known for years.

That’s why I sent a letter to President Bush this afternoon urging him to add Venezuela to the official state sponsors of terrorism list.  Currently, Venezuela is listed as “not fully cooperating