Bogotá, D.C., September 7, 2016
Dear Madam and dear Sir:
First of all, we would like to emphasize both that the United States has been a very important ally of Colombia in defending democracy and liberties and fighting crime and that such an alliance has gone beyond administrations and political parties. Today, we are hereby writing to you to raise concerns about the latest events in Colombia related to the so-called Havana deals:
Santa Marta, Friday, August 26, 2016
Voting No to plebiscite is the same as asking for the compromises to be reoriented!
A lady from the town of San Juan del Cesar told me that she was asked a question by her daughter who was forced to abort once her pregnancy resulted from rape by ringleaders and this lady replied to her daughter that her victimizers would not be jailed, could become mayors and councilmembers, and used to say they had nothing to regret or to apologize about. That girl ended the conversation with this sentence: “Mom: And am I being asked to forgive?”
Bogotá, D.C., August 03, 2016
“The incumbent Colombian administration, Congress majorities, Constitutional Court, and National Electoral Council intend to have Colombians vote Yes to plebiscite, while depriving them of the right to abstain, which will not be officially advertised. I am feeling it was yesterday when a group of teachers in 2003 – who were given all assurances – advertised (on TV) abstention against our referendum aimed at reducing public expenditure, shortening the amount of Congresspersons, and fighting corruption. Furthermore, this plebiscite deprives people of their right to vote blank, which will not be included in the paper ballot.
Spain, July 05, 2016.
I have always respected, admired, and expressed gratitude for the United States. However, Mr. Bernie Aronson's involvement in the peace talks held in Havana forces me to make the following comments.
Bogotá, april 09, 2016
When will the victim toll stop soaring?
There will be more victims as long as drug trafficking is tolerated, illegal crops are neither sprayed nor manually eradicated, and there are no programs aimed at providing families with other sources of income in order to protect tropical forests.
Bogotá, March 04, 2016
To Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado Inspector General of Colombia Bogotá
Bogotá, March 02, 2016
To Eduardo Montealegre Lynnet Attorney General of Colombia
Rionegro, March 06, 2016
My brother Santiago has been taken into custody on charges of murder and being a paramilitary
Rionegro, March 04, 2016
Advance notice from the document to be presented next Sunday by former president and incumbent Senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez:
“I am sending an advance notice of what I will say on Sunday in reference to Mr. Santos speech in Ibagué:
Bogotá, March 02, 2016
Centro Democrático party reports a continued political persecution against former Pres. Uribe's relatives and members of the party
Bogotá, March 03, 2016 (CD).
- Colombia was not used to a democratic opposition party widely supported by people, proactive in considering and discussing our nation's evolvement, and eager to make proposals aimed at ensuring that Colombian institutions are protected.
February 28, 2016.
Montería, February 05, 2016(CD)
Rionegro, Antioquia, December 08, 2015 (CD).
Bogotá, December 01, 2015 (CD). Speech by former president and incumbent Sen. Álvaro Uribe Vélez during the Senate plenary session held on Tuesday where the plebiscite bill related to the peace talks in Havana was discussed:
Bogotá, October 15, 2015 (CD).Unlike what the President of Colombia stated before you, the ugly truth is that there is political persecution by means of the Colombian legal system against the opposition, that is, our Centro Democrático party.
Bogotá, 28 de octubre de 2015 (CD) The former president and senator, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, said this Wednesday that he does not understand why the government insists on putting the Armed Forces of democracy at the same level of terrorism, while referring to the bilateral ceasefire that President Juan Manuel Santos announced to begin on January 1st, 2016.
Bogotá, Colombia October 01, 2015 – Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe lashed out Thursday at what he considers a double standard by the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in peace talks with leftist rebels that he says puts the country on a path toward more violence and impunity.
Bogotá,Colombia september 30, 2015 (CD).