Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe ordered the army Thursday to continue
with military operations to secure the release of all hostages,
rejecting FARC leader Alfonso Cano’s call to show more willingness to
“We will not be pressured by those who speak of a humanitarian agreement and then kidnap the councilor of Garzon the next day”, Uribe said referring to Armando Acuña who got kidnapped by the FARC last Friday in Huila.
Uribe refuses to collaborate with the FARC and rejects the exchange of hostages for imprisoned guerrillas.
Families of hostages criticized the Colombian government for their strategy fearing that military operations endangers the lives of the hostages.
Cano said in a statement on the FARC website that President Alvaro Uribe’s refusal to compromise is endangering the release of hostage Pablo
Emilio Moncayo who was kidnapped 11 and a half years ago.