Friday, November 26, 2004

The Colombian member of the FIRS admits political pressure

The Colombian member of the Executive Committee of the FIRS, Carlos Orlando Ferreira has confirmed that he has received pressure from the Colombian government to change his vote. It must be remembered that Ferreira was one of the members that voted for the provisional recognition of Catalonia last March in Miami.
Ferreira has stated that: "the governments of South America have contacted the different federations to ask them to vote agaisnt the recognition of Catalonia. I was asked by my government to vote against Catalonia, I believe that some agreements have been signed between Spain and Colombia."

Apparently after further instigations by the Spanish goevernment, Ferreira will be asked to resign after his comments. His resignation will take place next week.

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