Last Friday, December 16, the Colombian President, Gustavo Petro, from the municipality of El Tarra, Norte de Santander, announced that he would continue to allow the cultivation of coca leaf as long as the replacement policy works and the transition is certain Management is a legal crop option.
The announcement triggered criticism among the opposition. Flat, Andres Pastrana, the former president of the republic, joined the rain of comments and attacked the head of state through his Twitter account.
“It was clear from the campaign: Petro is an appendage of drug trafficking,” said Pastrana, sharing a publication week With regard to the subject under consideration.
Gustavo Petro and Andrés Pastrana have shown that they are on different sides when it comes to addressing social, economic and political issues. In recent days, for example, the former president also announced his rejection of presidential proclamations in support of Peru’s ousted Pedro Castillo.
Once the outcome of the political novel became known, Petro, through his Twitter account, called on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to “implement the American Convention on Human Rights” and in favor of Peruvian President Peter Peters. asked to issue a precautionary measure. Castillo. The right to elect and be elected and the right to an independent judicial court have been violated”.
But Pastrana severely criticized him. The rights of Peruvian democracy prevail over the political rights of Pedro Castillo.
“President Petro, the American Conference on Human Rights is here to defend human rights and democracy, not to defend coup leaders and leftist dictators,” he said at the time.