Piedad Cordoba Accuses Alvaro Uribe of Leading Coup Plan against President Santos
Caracas, May 22 (RHC) -- Former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba said that there is a “destabilizing situation” on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, which she attributes to “a defense strategy” of the country’s former President Alvaro Uribe, who she said feels “visceral hatred” toward Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Cordoba said, “For me, the situation on the border is a defense strategy that Uribe is using to make people believe that he is defending us from a dictator. What has happened in recent days is extremely serious.”
The former Senator said the Venezuelan opposition is linked to Uribe and said the election campaign of former Colombian president was just like the one of the candidate who will face Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in the presidential election on October 7, Henrique Capriles.
Uribe has recently launched repeated allegations that Chavez is protecting the leaders of the FARC and drug traffickers, and has even accused his successor, Juan Manuel Santos, of seeking agreements with the FARC through the “dictatorship” of the Venezuelan President. Chavez said today that he preferred not to respond to allegations of Uribe.