In March 1997 Motti traveled to Colombia and declared that he was going to try to force President Samper to resign. He was contacted by journalists from the main opposition newspaper, El Espectador, in whose pages he now invited the President to undergo psychotherapy. No response from Samper. Two days later, El Espectador went back on the attack under the headline “NADA POR LA FUERZA, TODO CON LA MENTE” ("nothing with force, everything with the mind”): “Today at 13.00 outside the Nariño government building, Gianni Motti will communicate telepathically with President Ernesto Samper Pizano. Other Colombian artists will be physically and mentally present at this meeting. All those who judge it useful are also invited to attend. The keyword for participating in this mental communion is “RESIGN!” However, in the face of the threats that started coming in the next day, Motti was forced to leave the country.