The Spanish agronomist Jesús Quintana García, director of the Worldwide Heart for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) for Latin America and the Caribbean, was kidnapped this Sunday when he was touring on a freeway close to Toribío, within the division of Cauca, southwest Colombia, official sources reported.
Quintana was intercepted by unknown individuals, apparently at an unlawful checkpoint, when he was driving his automobile “between the division of Cauca and the division of Huila,” mentioned the director of the Colombian Police, Common Óscar Atehortúa, with out giving particulars.
For his half, the Protection Minister, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, declared that he hopes that Quintana might be launched “as quickly as potential”, and identified that “it’s about a world official with diplomatic standing who runs a tropical agriculture middle that may be a supply of delight for our nation. “
The Spanish Knowledgeable has been in Colombia since final March 25 He’s additionally the managing director for the Americas of the Alliance of Bioversity Worldwide and CIAT, the latter physique primarily based in Palmira, neighboring metropolis of Cali, capital of the division of Valle del Cauca.
Within the months he has been within the nation, Quintana has stood out for selling tasks for the growth of applied sciences that assist meals safety and to face the issues of the water assets of the Amazon.