In Latin America today a soft script of the coup is being applied to make the governance conditions difficult, former Colombian president Ernesto Samper said here.
In an interview with La Diaria, Samper pointed out that such measures could be used against the governments of Colombia, Brazil, and Chile.
He said that with this purpose, distrust was sown in the economy, they spoke of saber rattling, of dissatisfaction with the military forces.
They also create institutional conflicts between control agencies and the Executive with legal battles and decided politics.
“These factors combined cause reputational damage that is almost impossible to manage,” he stressed.
Another phenomenon that distorts politics is social networks, where “they sell emotional situations – fear, anger, guilt, hatred – which is the specialty of the right,” he said.
He explained that all this happened in Colombia where “we have an opposition that follows the script of what is happening in Latin America.”
We have the real power represented by the economic groups that own the communication groups that take over the role of representation of the parties in the face of the decline of the parties, he said.
Samper emphasized that in his country “there is a very aggressive attitude from the economic groups and some sectors of the right side involved in paramilitary activities.”
And some sectors want the country to return to war, who always think that war is a problem of ending terrorists and not a problem of negotiations to achieve peace, he pointed out.