Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe slams comments made Friday by the Inspector General concerning his term of government.
The ex-president responded to Alejandro Ordoñez Maldonado’s criticism of his “error” in not putting the issue of drug trafficking on the table during negotiations with the AUC paramilitary group.
“The Inspector General is wrong. Our government refused to negotiate any leniency with paramilitary drug trafficking,” said Uribe by means of his Twitter account.
Procurador se equivoca: nuestro Gbno no aceptó negociar indulgencia alguna al narcotráfico con paramilitares
— Álvaro Uribe Vélez (@AlvaroUribeVel) August 31, 2012
“I am going to demand the theme of drug trafficking in clear terms because this was a grave error of ex-president Uribe, and now we have criminal groups because of it […] the first thing to do with the FARC is determine their renunciation of the activity of drug trafficking,” said Ordoñez to Caracol Radio.