The vice-president of colombia has given up for dead this Thursday, Belisario Betancur, president of Colombia opened the way for negotiations with the guerrillas, but had to face the tragic siege of the Palace of Justice. The exmandantario conservative, of 95 years, had been admitted to hospital hours earlier at the Fundación Santa fé, in the north of Bogotá, for kidney complications. Minutes after, the own Marta Lucía Ramírez has denied to itself. The clinic where he was boarding still has not commented on the state of health of the politician.

“QEPC [rest in peace] the former president Belisario Betancur. His life, his work, his love for Colombia, his intellectual curiosity insatiable, his greatness as a public man, and in the retreat, are an example of the duty to be. Strength to Dalita [his wife] and all of your family”, wrote in Twitter, the vice-president, Marta Lucia Ramirez, in announcing his death. Minutes later, she categorically denied the information. “I am sorry you have received a wrong information that gave rise to my note of condolence. I am glad to know that president Belisario Betancur is still alive”, he wrote in the same social network.

The ex-president Juan Manuel Santos had also written a tweet in which he gave his condolences to the family: “All honor and glory to president Belisario Betancur. Great patriot, a great friend and a great example of integrity, honesty, and humility. Our condolences to his family. Colombia grateful will remember it forever.” Shortly after, you have deleted the message. Humberto de la Calle, who was the chief negotiator in the talks with the FARC, also gave good information of the death of the exmandatario: “Belisario Betancur is gone. A great man. A champion of peace. An example of dignity. Sending a greeting of condolence to his family. Record the generosity without limits that accompanied us during the peace talks. I feel a huge sadness.” The Street is also corrected, but took the occasion to reaffirm their “feelings of admiration for that great man. Better to put it in life”.

The senator Roy Barreras, of the Partido de la U, defined as “magic realism” of the situation and said that Betancur must tell “the entire country was shaken by his premature death announced ahead of time but in good faith by the vice-president Marta Lucia”, reports Efe, one of the agencies that echoed the information in the first instance.