Bogotá, October 3 (RHC)-- Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda accused his right-wing counterpart Alvaro Uribe, a fierce critic of the talks launched by the Colombian government with the FARC guerrillas, of posing a serious threat to peace.
“What we have seen from former President Uribe is an attitude of confrontation, of permanent attack against peace in Colombia,” said Cepeda. His comments came amid efforts by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to meet with Uribe, who is now the opposition leader.
In statements to teleSUR, Cepeda explained that the peace process will open more political liberties, allowing left-leaning movements and parties to have a voice in a country were the left has long been repressed.
Commenting on the recent border tensions between Venezuela and Colombia, Cepeda blasted the Democratic Center party – led by Uribe – for using the conflict as part of its electoral campaign.