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Petro accuses former President Duque of having “built” the FARC dissidents

Archive – Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia – CHEPA BELTRAN / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, has accused his predecessor in office, Ivan Duque, of having “built” the dissidence of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in order to continue using a warmongering discourse.

“The dissidences were built by Duque, with the respect they deserve (…) The objective was to rebuild the FARC so that the discourse of war would continue to exist,” Petro lamented in statements to the Colombian radio station Caracol Radio.

The president is now immersed in strengthening his electoral promise to reach a “total peace” agreement with all the violent agents in the country. In fact, on Thursday he already announced the imminent start of negotiations with the National Liberation Army (ELN).

On the other hand, he has denounced that “the owners of drug trafficking do not have camouflage”, but rather “have political and economic power”, with which he has urged that judicial investigations focus on “where cocaine becomes money”. “There we will be more effective and that is where I want to take the issue,” he acknowledged.

Drug trafficking was precisely one of the main topics on which Petro’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly revolved, where he took the opportunity to harshly criticize consumer societies and the hypocrisy of the fight against drugs.

Source: Europa Press

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