The peace negotiations are far enough along that they're unlikely to break down _ and Petro has asked the FARC not to fall into what he calls the inspector general's "trap" to derail the talks.
But it's still troubling, said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
"The whole point of a peace process is to move the conflict from the military arena to the political arena," she said. But a legal system where "trumped up charges can remove someone arbitrarily from a position" undermines that thesis.
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