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Cablegate: Das Director Resigns Over Opposition Spying Scandal

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/24/2018
TAGS: PGOV PREL PTER PHUM KJUS CO
SUBJECT: DAS DIRECTOR RESIGNS OVER OPPOSITION SPYING SCANDAL

REF: BOGOTA 002387

Classified By: Political Counselor John Creamer
Reasons 1.4 (b and d)

SUMMARY
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1. (C) Maria del Pilar Hurtado, director of Colombia's
Administrative Department of Security (DAS), resigned on
October 22 after opposition Senator Gustavo Petro publicly
revealed internal DAS documents that tasked officials to
gather intelligence on Petro and on his party, the Polo
Democratico (PDA). Hurtado's initially blamed a subordinate
for issuing the order and announced his dismissal. She also
denied that she or President Uribe had prior knowledge of the
order. Still, Hurtado later resigned as an "act of public
service." Casa de Narino insiders believe Hurtado was
already on her way out; the spy scandal merely accelerated
her departure. Colombian National Police (CNP) Commander
Naranjo told us presidential advisor Jose ObdulioGaviria
pushed the DAS to collect political intelligence, and he
predicted the political fallout from the scandal will
continue. End Summary.

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