OPINION: Will There Be Justice? Hampon in his "Lair"

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OPINION: Will There Be Justice? Hampon in his "Lair"
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14 August 2020

The event was labeled as historic, and it was no wonder. Judicial authorities ordered the home confinement of former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez for fraudulently prosecuted the progressive deputy Iván Cepeda, in which he had at least a bunch of witnesses lie, something that reminded us of the "false positives" created during one of his governments, in which he had innocent people pass as guerilla fighters who were conveniently killed by paramilitaries and the army.

Such procedural fraud has not yet been followed by police authorities, although Uribe is currently confined in his country "hut" of thousands of hectares, surrounded by all the comforts such powerful personality can have, due to being infected with COVID-19.

The plot to incriminate Cepeda backfired of course; meanwhile, thousands of Colombians made their joy evident when they received the information about the former president, although still very far from being impeached for the thousands of murders, robberies and giving away the country's wealth.

The truth is that trying to get him on the stand for trial is in itself a huge step forward, thanks to the incorruptibility of three judges, although insufficient, under the influence of a character considered the most reactionary president in recent times, with a faithful follower in Iván Duque.

Undoubtedly, the influence of Uribe and his Democratic Center remains strong, and attempts to misplace any accusation against its leader, an important element in the failure so far of the Peace Accords signed by the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) - turned into a political party - four years ago, in Havana.

"Mr. Money is a powerful gentleman", Uribe demonstrated that with his acquiescence and dedication of the nation to all kinds of interests of the North American imperialism, becoming an idol for large landowners, making huge profits from drug trafficking, in addition to exerting an unhealthy influence in the Colombian population, most of this population lives in fear.

During the years he was in power, six million Colombians acted as informants. Such networks would be strategic to normalize paramilitarism, and at the time were gigantic structures of civilians "legally" integrated into the war.

Although no longer growing the gray area of ​​total ambiguity in which civilians and military were confused with the most unbelievable dimensions where massive murders of social leaders and ex-combatants were found.

Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff


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