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|Security at risk?|
|Colombian News - Government and Politics|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 22:05|
A few days ago former President Uribe highlighted the "laxity" of the current government against the FARC. For his part, President Santos admitted that he should have become more involved with security issues in different regions of the country, but said that the security forces are protecting the civilian population.
The recent attacks between police and the FARC in the departments of Cauca and Antioquia led the president to make urgent safety advice in several areas of conflict.
"Despite harassment of cowardly terrorists, our forces have control and protects the population", Santos wrote in his twitter account.
However, the darts thrown by the former president to the National Government in terms of security have led some to think that Uribe is right.
Political analyst Alfredo Rangel believes that very delayed the president is trying to take the lead on the issue. "The government has lost sense of security because it is really starting to deny that there is a deterioration in the situation of public order and refuses to recognize that there is a resurgence of guerrilla violence in many regions," said Rangel.
He also explained that this situation is affecting the perception of the Colombian security. "The government by denying that deteriorating security is unable to correct the deficiencies and to drive a more effective security policy for lost ground", he said.
For political analyst Luis Carvajal the task of the ministers of defense and justice during the presidency of Santos has been outstanding. "President Santos has not undertaken the leadership of former Uribe in which the country was accustomed to. President Santos with his management style different from Uribe, has delegated tasks, but his ministers have been opaque", he said.
Similarly, he stated that the security issue should not become a floor of the political situation. "Both the one and the other (Uribe and Santos) must understand that this is an issue of the state. At this time of political confrontation in the country it does not need any kind of criticism".
Despite the increase in manpower in areas of conflict, now the people of Toribio in Cauca try to have closer ties with the FARC guerrillas as a way to express their rejection of the clashes that left already over 300 displaced.