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OAS Secretary General Condemns Attack on Former Colombian Minister Londoño

  May 15, 2012

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed his vigorous condemnation of the terrorist attack committed today in Bogota against the former Colombian minister Fernando Londoño Hoyos, which left at least two people dead and several others injured.

The chief representative of the hemispheric organization called it “an atrocious crime that deserves the clear condemnation of the international community,” and reiterated his call “to cease once and for all these irrational actions, that only reflect the brutality of those groups who don’t represent anyone in Colombian society.”

Secretary General Insulza also sent a message of solidarity to the Colombian people and to President Juan Manuel Santos, and expressed his sorrow to the families of those killed in the attack as well as his best wishes for the recovery of the wounded. “The Colombian people do not deserve this pain,” said Insulza, “and from the OAS we will keep doing what is within our power so that violence comes to an end in that beloved country,” he concluded.

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Reference: E-171/12