Agmeth Escaf blames Petro Government for loss of Pan American Games


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Agmeth Escaf, a representative to the Chamber for the Historical Pact, has expressed his strong disapproval of President Petro for the loss of the Pan American Games. Panam Sports has officially confirmed that Barranquilla will not be the host of the 2027 Pan American Games, with AsunciĆ³n (Paraguay) and Lima (Peru) being designated as the candidate cities to host the event. This decision has sparked a wave of reactions from public figures and politicians in Colombia, with Agmeth Escaf being one of the most vocal critics.

Escaf, who belongs to the same political movement as President Petro, has expressed dissatisfaction with both the current and previous administrations, pointing out financial failures that, in his opinion, contributed to the loss of the games venue to Barranquilla. He has demanded that the national government apologize to Barranquilla, arguing that the city is the most harmed by this incident and criticizing the management of the commitments made by both the Duque administration and the current Petro administration.

Escaf has emphasized that the abandonment of these responsibilities not only implied a financial loss for Barranquilla but also affected the perception of the seriousness and reliability of Colombia as a country in the eyes of the world. He has also dismissed any attempt to politicize the incident, pointing out that it is the citizens of Barranquilla and the prestige of the country that have been truly affected.

In addition, Escaf has expressed his disappointment at the reaction of certain progressive sectors after the non-award of the Pan American Games to Barranquilla, accusing them of making classist and derogatory comments towards the city and its inhabitants. He has highlighted the significant political and social support expressed in the area, including the largest demonstration of support for Gustavo Petro taking place in Barranquilla.

Overall, Escaf’s criticism reflects the need for deep reflection by authorities on how international commitments are managed and respected. The situation described highlights structural problems in the administration of agreements that can have lasting repercussions on the image and economy of cities and, by extension, the country.

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