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Colombia rebel undergoes tests at Caracas hospital

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan authorities say a Colombian rebel commander who has been detained in the country since May has been taken to a military hospital because of health problems.

The Prosecutor General's office says in a statement that Guillermo Torres Cueter, better known by the alias "Julian Conrado," was taken to the military hospital in Caracas on Friday for tests.

It says Torres' health is in a "delicate state" and that he underwent various tests, including some to check for possible malaria. It was unclear from the statement what doctors believe Torres' health problems to include.

The rebel's treatment at the hospital coincided with a visit this week by Colombian prosecutors who are seeking his extradition.

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