Elites opposed to peace represent the Government of Duque
Elites Opposed to Peace
Elites opposed to peace represent the Duque government, according to international analyst Juan Alberto Sánchez Marín in an interview with HispanTV . He also asserted that Colombia is a country with “a history of violence, blood and death,” and that the situation is beneficial for some.
“We have a government that represents the interests of some elites openly opposed to the peace agreement with the FARC.” The former guerrilla of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) carried out a dialogue process for four years, which led to the signing of a peace agreement, during the Government of Juan Manuel Santos.
The expert accused the Government of President Iván Duque of presenting “fallacious arguments” before public opinion to justify itself. The rejection of peace, for the analyst, has to do with “the extreme greed and criminal character of many of these sectors of the elites.”
Sánchez Marín classified the Colombian government as “an enemy of the State’s peace accords with the FARC.” And he blamed him for the current expansion of paramilitarism in the country.
Paramilitarism is a long-standing phenomenon in Colombia, but its greatest rise has been linked to the governments of Álvaro Uribe. As governor of Antioquia and as president of the country for two periods, between 2002 and 2010.
According to figures provided by the Institute for Development and Peace, from the beginning of 2019, until November 22, 303 people were killed. The figure includes 256 social leaders, in 76 massacres. Data that has not been seen for more than 10 years.
The Duque government insists that everything is the fault of drug trafficking. However, the criticism against him does not stop. The reasons that deny it too.
Guarantees for civilians
The Senate recently held a new debate on political control of the Executive, precisely because of the breach of the agreement with the FARC. The legislature also asked for an explanation about the incessant murder of social leaders and about the killings, which are increasing in the country.
During the parliamentary session, the political party Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común (FARC) questioned the Government for not implementing concrete actions to protect the lives of civilians. And he asked for security guarantees for the ex-combatants.