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Cuban FM condemns attack on Colombian vice-president’s relatives

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Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday strongly condemned the attempted attack on Colombian Vice-President Francia Marquez´ father and nephew, while they were travelling in a vehicle through the Cauca Valley.

According to a statement issued by the Colombian Presidency, the vice-president’s father was unharmed in the attack and was taken on a National Police helicopter to the city of Cali, capital of Valle del Cauca, also in the southwest.

On X, the Cuban foreign minister said that his country ‘receives with satisfaction the news that both of them and their security team were unharmed by this cowardly’.

Francia Marquez reported on her social networks that, besides her father, her six-year-old nephew and two bodyguards were victims of the attack on the Suarez-Cali road, near Timba.

I express my deep concern for security in Cauca, Valle del Cauca, in the Suarez municipality and the village of La Toma, as well as for the safety of my community and my family,’ the vice-president wrote.

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