With all the news about hostage release in
I’ve been looking all around, and am coming to the conclusion that the
I found two older references--at a late November conference on the topic, the State Department spokesman was asked about the situation, and he refused even to say Chávez’s name, instead just talking vaguely of letting Uribe do what he felt was necessary. Condoleezza Rice did the same in October.
If anyone sees any current official reactions, I’d be interested to see them.