The AP reports that Chavez is threatening war if Colombia allows the US to build a base on its border with Venezuela. Such a base has been floated as a possibility to replace the US base in Ecuador, which is scheduled to close next year.
Alas, I can’t find any evidence that this is a serious plan; every google hit is about people (mostly Chavez) complaining about the idea. Too bad, it sounds like a great idea.
I suppose this is how Chavez looks strong; force Uribe to “back down” over something he never planned to do anyway.