January 18, 2019 01:57 PM
Updated January 18, 2019 14:25
Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), spoke this Friday regarding the attack perpetrated by the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia, calling it terrorism and urging that it be undertaken an action in this regard.
"The attack carried on by the National Liberation Army (ELN) against the police school in Santander, Colombia, is a totally reprehensible act, as is terrorism and violence," he said in a video. published on social networks.
Almagro said that this group carries out illegal and terrorist actions on the American continent and that their actions can not go unpunished.
"ELN deals with terrorist and illegal activities such as drug trafficking, sowing death across the continent with victims in all the countries of Latin America, murdering in Colombia and Venezuela, these crimes can not remain unpunished, "he said.
The Secretary-General added that justice should be done in the face of these events and that the messages of this group should not be confused with politics.
"We can not confuse terrorism with political messages, in politics we work for the people and terrorism works against the people". Peace in Colombia will never be achieved by the pillars of the indulgence of criminal activities, but by the pillar of law and democracy, justice, "he concluded.
A car bomb attack was performed this Thursday at the Santander Police General School, killing 21 people, including an Ecuadorian student and over 50 wounded.
My message on a terrorist attack against the Santander General School in Bogotá pic.twitter.com/MhooqrEFnC
– Luis Almagro (@ Almagro_OEA2015) January 18, 2019