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Senator revoked because of links with the Farc thanks to Brazil

The Colombian senator Piedad Córdoba, of the Partido Liberal (“Liberal Party”), revoked for links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), affirmed that she will resort to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, of the Organization of the American States (OAS).

She was accused by the Constitutional Court of Colombia of collaborating and orientating the Farc. She is ineligible for the next 18 years.

Last Tuesday, Piedad Córdoba thanked the support received from the presidents of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner; of Bolivia, Evo Morales; of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; of Ecuador, Rafael Correa; and of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez.

According to the Attorney General of Colombia, Alejandro Ordóñez, is proved the collaboration of Piedad Córdoba with the Farc from the analyses carried out in the computers of Raúl Reyes, killed in a bombing in Ecuadorian territory, in March of 2008.

Last year, Piedad Córdoba was in Brasilia, but she didn´t manage to meet with President Lula.

She had been removed, by ex-president Àlvaro Uribe, of the negotiations with the guerrilla for the liberation of sequestrated hostages.

Córdoba wanted Lula pressing the Colombian colleague so that she could maintain herself as interlocutor together with the Farc.

Recently, Piedad Córdoba asked the European Union to press President Juan Manuel Santos, so that he retakes the negotiations of peace with the organization.

Santos affirmed that doesn’t accept internal or external pressures and that he only will talk to the Farc after the guerrilla hands over the weapons, renounces the terrorism and the drug trafficking and releases the sequestrated people.

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