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Colombian president’s lightning visit to Cali criticized (+ Photo)

Colombian president’s lightning visit to Cali criticized (+ Photo)

Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Congressman Roy Barreras on Monday criticized Colombian President Ivan Duque's brief visit to Cali shortly after ordering the militarization of that city with the largest deployment of the Public Force.
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‘President, neither the popular demand nor the violent public disorder finds real and lasting solutions with a fearful three-hour clandestine visit at dawn,’ the congressman posted on his Twitter account.

Barreras, who is also the chairman of the Senate’s Peace Committee, urged President Duque to go to Cali to talk, listen to the people and propose solutions for young people.

During the ‘lightning’ visit, Duque held a Security Council meeting with local authorities, members of the military leadership and the National Police.

On Sunday, an indigenous ‘minga’ (protest) in Bogota, in the context of the April 28 national strike, ended violently.

According to several complaints, hired killers in complicity with police agents fired at the representatives of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, and about a dozen young people, belonging to the Indigenous Guard of the Cauca Regional Indigenous Council, were wounded.

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