OFFER SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT TO PRESIDENT URIBE
Bogotá, 28 June (MRE). The mayors of Colombia expressed
their “sympathy and support” to President Álvaro
Uribe, and lamented the death in captivity of 11 members of the
Valle del Cauca parliament.
“The Colombian Federation of Municipalities, in name of
the local leaders of Colombia, expresses their sympathy and support
towards you, Mr. President, during these very harsh times for
the country and for the families of the kidnapped, in particular,
the relatives of the Valle del Cauca members of parliament”,
said Gilberto Toro, director of the organization in a letter
addressed to the President.
In the letter, the mayors recognize the sense of responsibility
and resolve to confront with the truth and acts of Government,
situations like the assassinations of the members of parliament.
They also highlighted that the country should unite around the
institutions and uphold democracy and made an invitation to all
citizens: “The mayors of Colombia invite the Colombian
people to not be fooled and surround the Head of State during
this exceptional time which demands national unity”.
They finally requested the terrorist group, FARC, to “tell
the Colombian people the whole truth” in regards to what
happened to the members of parliament and demanded “the
immediate release and without conditions of all hostages”.