Ordóñez investigates Petro again, for possible Plaza de Bolívar damages


Another 18 years banishment for Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro?

Activists fighting the dismissal of Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro have occuppied la Plaza de Bolivar for five days, prompting another investigation by Colombia´s hard-hitting inspector general.

Activists fighting the dismissal of Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro have occupied la Plaza de Bolivar for five days, prompting another investigation by Colombia´s hard-hitting inspector general.

Already on the precipice of losing his job and being banned from public office for 18 years for supposedly mismanaging Bogotá´s garbage collection system, Gustavo Petro is again being investigated by Colombia´s right-wing Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez.

A collection of ragtag protesters have remained in Bogotá´s emblematic Plaza de Bolívar since the mayor was officially served notice last week of his dismissal.

Petro is hanging on – for how long it´s hard to say – by fighting in the courts, in the international human rights arena, and in Colombia´s public squares, especially in la Plaza de Bolívar, Colombia´s political and judicial centre.

Now, Ordóñez has ordered that Petro answer his questions about possible damages to the Plaza de Bolívar within five days, to aid the inspector general if perhaps 18 years isn´t enough of a political suspension for Bogotá´s apparently messy mayor.

Petro – a former M-19 guerrilla leader turned peaceful politician – has been under attack by Ordóñez for apparently damaging free enterprise and potentially the health of Bogotá residents when he reorganized garbage collection services and removed contracts from private sector collectors.

For more information Bogotá´s El Espectador has posted a Noticias Caracol video:

http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/bogota/seguidores-de-petro-deterioraron-plaza-de-bolivar-video-469400

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About Connecting Colombias

Recently retired newspaper reporter with one foot in British Columbia, Canada, the other in Colombia, South America. Fascinated with Colombian culture, Canadian connections, and heroic efforts to return millions of displaced Colombians to lands stolen by paramilitaries, guerrillas and organized crime.

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