Colombian drug traffickers have threatened to decapitate Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro and play football with his head if he doesn´t abandon his battle to stay on as mayor.
“Petro´s head will roll and we will play football with it,” the gangsters charged in a crude letter that threatened the elite of Colombia´s left-wing politicians, many of whom currently are candidates in congressional and presidential elections.
Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro – a former M-19 guerrilla leader turned politician – is threatened with assassination if he “continues attacking” Ordóñez. Petro is fighting for his political life as he attempts to overturn the order by Ordóñez that he be fired as mayor and banned from office for 15 years.
Petro has succeeded in obtaining court orders to delay his firing while he appeals to the Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Interamerican Commission of Human Rights) to block his firing.
Colombia’s elections are threatening…
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