July 13, 2024

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Colombia: Shots fired at Vice President Francia Marquez’s car | The officer was not in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Colombia: Shots fired at Vice President Francia Marquez’s car |  The officer was not in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

The vehicle that regularly carries Colombia’s Vice President Francia Marquez was attacked by gunmen in her absence.On a highway in Kaka Division, there is a senior officer.

“I was briefed by my security and safety team that the main vehicle of the Vice President’s motorcade, which I usually travel with. “Struck by a projectile, apparently from a firearm (…) which penetrated the interior of the vehicle without causing any injury to the occupants.”Marquez said in a statement on Wednesday.

The vice-president, who heads the Equality and Equity portfolio, pointed out that it all happened after he left the municipality of Suárez where he was born and visited with outgoing Education Minister Arora Vergara. The new headquarters of the Universidad del Valle.

The attack took place while he was already attending another swearing-in ceremony in the city of Cali (capital of Val del Gaca department). “There are no facts we need to be upset about at this time, but I cannot help but express my immense concern about the perpetual tension that Kaka and my people are experiencing every day across the region. We came to bring the public university to Suarez, and we are not going to abandon this effort for the future of our people,” Marquez added.

Likewise, the senior official asked groups operating in the region, the FARC’s main opposition, the Central General Staff (EMC), which usually carries out these attacks, to silence their guns and allow Kaka to live in peace. It will allow the university in the region to advance.

The departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca have been the scenes of terrorist activities by central public servants against military and police stations for more than two months. Last month, Sigifredo Marquez, father of the vice president, was the target of a similar attack. When he was traveling with the top official’s six-year-old nephew, between the towns of Timba, where the recent attack took place, and the village of Robles, a rural part of Jamundi, in the neighboring department of Val del Gaca.

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