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Colombia: Politics and Government

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of statements by senior Colombian government officials linking senior members of the political opposition in that country to terrorist and subversive activity. (319750)

We have not picked up on recent reports of officials linking members of the opposition to terrorist and subversive activity. But we are aware of such statements having been made in the past, which are damaging to the credibility of Colombian politics and, more importantly, potentially dangerous to those whom the statements are directed at.