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New confrontation between María Fernanda Cabal and Gustavo Petro due to threats from the Aragua Train: what happened?


Both characters have been involved in multiple confrontations throughout their political careers - credit Colprensa
Both characters have been involved in multiple confrontations throughout their political careers – credit Colprensa

He Aragua Train continues in its advance through different countries of South America and, according to what the Colombian authorities announced, the criminal structure would have merchants who work in the national territory as one of its next “targets.”

In fact, a pamphlet went viral on social networks in which, in the name of the transnational gang, workers are required to pay a sum of money that they would have to pay to safeguard their integrity.

The Aragua Train would be extorting the country's merchants - credit @@MariaFdaCabal/ X
The Aragua Train would be extorting the country’s merchants – credit @@MariaFdaCabal/ X

Precisely, the image of the document in which the criminals “warn” the merchants was a reason for the Senator María Fernanda Cabal and the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, will star in a new confrontation through social networks. Initially, it was the congresswoman who replicated the pamphlet on her account. x (before Twitter), also accompanying it with a message in which he criticized the management of both the leader as of the Mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López.

The senator, who is part of the opposition to National government, stated that the threats against the workers are “the result” of the policies promoted by the top leader of the Historical Pact and the president, whom he accused of leading “left-wing” administrations.

Cabal recalled the policy of Youth in Peacea project through which the Colombian state will provide a subsidy of one million pesos to women and men between 14 and 28 years old so that they stay away from crime. The congresswoman indicated that citizens and merchants are exposed to crime because the authorities are no longer looking for bandits to imprison them, but rather to give them said money.

“This is the clear result of leftist governments like that of Petro and Claudia López in Bogotá. Citizens and merchants at the mercy of crime, who are celebrating the “change” because they are looking for them not to put them in prison, but to offer them a million for not killing. “We have to recover authority and order!” Cabal said.

Senator María Fernanda Cabal blamed Gustavo Petro and Claudia López for the Aragua Train's threats against the merchants - credit @MariaFdaCabal/ X
Senator María Fernanda Cabal blamed Gustavo Petro and Claudia López for the Aragua Train’s threats against the merchants – credit @MariaFdaCabal/ X

However, it was a matter of minutes for the President Petro responded to the accusations of the senator, one of her greatest rivals in the Colombian political context for several years. Like the congresswoman, the president used his account x (before Twitter) to attack Exact, opening the possibility that the leaders of the Aragua Train They are linked to politicians of the same current as the congresswoman.

In addition, the president invited someone who is one of the greatest leaders of the Democratic Center to investigate “the Pereira case.”

“When the investigation of these gangs is carried out, their bosses end up linked to political leaders of the extreme right. “The senator could investigate the Pereira case for political control,” Petro responded.

President Petro responded to the accusations of Senator María Fernanda Cabal- credit @petrogustavo/
President Petro responded to the accusations of Senator María Fernanda Cabal- credit @petrogustavo/

And the situation that has been generated with respect to the threats of Aragua Train It reached such a point that from National Federation of Merchants (Fenalco) They expressed to the authorities the risk that this represents for businessmen, emphasizing the need for support from the public force.

The facts were revealed Juan Esteban Orrego, director of the entity, who also pointed out the importance of involving control entities in order to guarantee the security and integrity of merchants and their businesses.

“We have had the support of the Police Gaula, but we call on the District and National law enforcement authorities, as well as the Attorney General’s Office to guarantee us the free exercise of our commercial activities, the protection of our lives and assets,” said Orrego.



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