Brazil needs more time days to be able to facilitate the release of
six hostages the FARC promised to release, Colombian opposition senator
and mediator Piedad Córdoba said Sunday. They dela may add an extra two weeks to the already difficult process.
According to Córdoba, no earlier than Wednesday a Brazilian aviation expert will visit Colombia to investigate the exact needs for the release of two politicians and four members of the security forces.
The operation may be delayed another two weeks, the senator told radio station La FM.
“Despite the fact that almost everything was ready, the lack of preparation of Brazil complicate the process,: sje said.
Another complication, that of a foreign observer, also seems to not be solved. The FARC demand a foreigner to guarantee the operation goes smoothly, but the Colombian government rejects any foreign intervention when it comes to any matters concerning the FARC and want the Vatican to provide the observer. The FARC has long rejected the Catholic Church as a credible party.
Córdoba meanwhile is becoming restless. “This situation is slipping through my and the FARC’s fingers. I hope nothing bad happens in these two weeks of waiting,” she told the radio station.
The Brazilian army, responsible for providing the logistics needed, made no announcements about the delay.