This week the US National Director of Intelligence provided his Annual Threat Assessment to the Senate. The report included this discussion of Venezuela under the heading "Continued Regional Activism" (pg. 25):
We expect Chavez to provide generous campaign funding to the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador in its bid to secure the presidency in the 2009 election.
President Tony Saca, in Washington for meetings with President Bush, immediately asked for an investigation into the allegations and called for Venezuela to stay out of El Salvador's internal affairs.
In interviews, Mauricio Funes denied that Venezuela would be providing any funds for the FMLN's election campaigns, stating that financing would be done from the party's own funds. The FMLN issued similar statements.