Bogotá, (EFE).- The Colombian president, Gustavo Petro, assured that there are “big Spanish businessmen” who are financing people who “dream” of overthrowing his Government.
The president of Colombia advocated that this not happen so that a “new era of violence” does not begin in his country.
“There are those who dream out there of overthrowing the Government. They collect talks (money) from some big Spanish businessmen, they go to Spain and see how the Government collapses,” said the president during a land delivery in the Caribbean department of Bolívar.
Petro: “they would be starting a new era of violence”
He added: “Don’t even think about doing that because you would be starting a new era of violence. As I’m going to tell you: don’t be stupid, because in the history of Colombia this has been done, it has been repeated and we know what happens.”
He has also used that figure to criticize investigations and decisions of high courts and the Attorney General’s Office.
During his speech, which was broadcast on television as an address this Thursday, the president did not give more details about who the businessmen are or who the people they are financing are.
In recent months, Petro has spoken of a “soft coup” against him, in reference to alleged non-direct attacks from various sectors that attempt to limit his governability.
He criticized investigations against him
These decisions affect congressmen from the Historical Pact, the Government coalition, and the objective of those promoting the “soft coup,” according to Petro, is to sink their social reforms in Congress.
He also pointed out that they are seeking to take him before the Impeachment Committee of the House of Representatives, which is in charge of investigating complaints against the president, to imprison him, he said last June.