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Operation Balboa was a military simulation conducted by the Spanish Armed Forces from May 3 to 18, 2001 of a war of invasion of the west of Venezuela from Colombia and Panama. The military exercise included operation by land, air and sea in which the forces of the United States along with regional allies carried an attack to seize the west of Venezuela under the authorization of a fictitious UN resolution 1580.
In the simulation, an alter ego of the Spanish Armed Forces was loaded with confidential and classified information of Venezuela provided by the US to NATO. In it the United States were identified as the Blue Country, Colombia as the White Country, Panama as the Cyan Country and Venezuela as the Brown Country.
The President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez has alleged that this operation is more than a simulation, and it is a part of real plan to invade Venezuela and seize its oil. As a result of this, he announced that Venezuela has designed a Contra-Balboa operation to face this threat.
U.S. Department of State. "Plan Balboa" Not a U.S. Plan To Invade Venezuela.
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