Chavez calls burning of government building terrorism

Venezuelan authorities have evidence of arson in a fire that badly damaged a government building used by officials carrying out farm seizures, President Hugo Chavez said, calling it an act of terrorism. He said investigators determined the National Lands Institute office in western Zulia state was doused with gasoline and set ablaze. Road-blocking protests erupted in the area last month when officials and troops seized a list of large private ranches.
“We won’t rest until we catch those responsible for this terrorist act,” Chavez said during his regular Sunday television and radio program.

The camera cut to live images of a charred office, where a piece of furniture was smoking and investigators were looking through debris.

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