Friday, May 20, 2022

Bogota Mayor Describes his Ouster as Coup d’Etat

El-alcalde-de-Bogota-Gustavo-Petro

 

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro said that his dismissal was a coup against democracy and leftist forces in Colombia, and he announced a national demonstration to demand justice. “We cannot remain silent and accept this decision because when this type of thing happen- and it has happened many times in the history of Colombia-assassinations and political genocide follow,” Petro said in an interview with the BBC.

- Advertisement -

“I am very familiar with the mechanisms of violence in Colombia. And I know that violence is accompanied by silencing people. Silence is what brings death,” he said.

Petro described Attorney General Alejandro Ordoñez as a fascist, and asked President Juan Manuel Santos to intervene on this issue.

“If the president does not step in there will be many consequences, in my opinion bad,” Petro said, adding that he would recur to international justice.

Petro said that Colombia is on the threshold of a very large citizens’ movement, noting farmers’ protests in recent months, which “can lead to a much more democratic transformation of the country’s institutions”.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Rico
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of onlinemagazines that includes TodayColombia.com. Rico brings his special kind of savvy to online marketing. His websites are engaging, provocative, informative and sometimes off the wall, where you either like or you leave it. The same goes for him, like him or leave him.There is no middle ground. No compromises, only a passion to present reality as he sees it!

Related Articles

Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory in Colombia

QCOLOMBIA - In the framework of the new decisions that the...

Nine tourists rejecred for not meeting the requirements to enter Colombia

QCOLOMBIA - On Tuesday, December 14, the measure that requires international...
- paying the bills -

MOST READ

- paying the bills -

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!