In just eight days the Army has lost two of its oldest generals who presented their availability to the defence minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, following the unrest generated by the resolution of promoting three colonels, who last year, the General Council denied this possibility.
The commander and highest authority, Marco Vera, stepped down on 21 February. Yesterday so did Major General Fabian Narvaez, who had to assume the leadership of the General Staff of the Land Forces.
Narvaez had been Director of Intelligence of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces and was responsible for restructuring the system after government reports on alleged infiltration of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) U.S. law enforcement.
Military sources said that the officer resigned after a meeting yesterday morning with the new army commander, Jorge Pena, who would have reported the alleged scheme of official comments.