Kidnapping statistics are down 93.2 per cent since Uribe came into power in 2002.
The announcement of this figure follow Uribe’s authorization Wednesday of Colombians for Peace leader Piedad Cordoba to participate in FARC hostage
negotiations. Opposition parliamentarians called the announcement a “smoke screen” to draw attention away from the ‘notary scandal‘.
The former Superintendent of Notary and Registry denounced the Presidency Wednesday for issuing notaries to Congressmen who voted in favor of Uribe’s 2006 re-election.