Headlines | 9/25/2008 12:00:00 AM
Minister’s brother, Guillermo León Valencia, has been captured
The former attorney is brother of the current Interior and Justice Minister, Fabio Valencia Cossio, who is in charge of the President’s office since Alvaro Uribe is currently abroad.
Ex attorney Valencia was fired from the attorney’s offices in Medellín last August. Since then, Colombia’s opposition and even the Congress have put pressure on his brother to resign. Today, the Minister read a press release outside Colombia’s presidential palace Palacio de Nariño. “The Interior and Justice Minister, Fabio Valencia Cossio, declares that as Minister he respects the decision by the Attorney General’s Office, as a citizen he complies with it and as brother he expresses a deep feeling of pain and brotherly solidarity”, he said.