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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 10:44 PM

Colombia's opposition rejects US ambassador's "meddling in domestic affairs"

Source: Colombia Reports

by Adriaan Alsema April 18, 2019

Colombia’s opposition parties on Wednesday fiercely condemned the “meddling in domestic political affairs” of United States ambassador Kevin Whitaker.

The fierce condemnation came after the US embassy allegedly revoked the visa of a House Representative of the political party of former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos.

Representative John Jairo Cardenas (U Party) said his visa was revoked after talking to press about a breakfast meeting in which, according to multiple congressmen, Whitaker threatened the US could cut aid if Congress did not limit the powers of the war crimes tribunal.

In an open letter, 22 congressmen accused Whitaker of “openly meddling in domestic political affairs,” and said his recent behavior was “unacceptable.”

Read more: https://colombiareports.com/colombias-opposition-rejects-us-ambassadors-meddling-in-domestic-affairs/

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