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Extradited paramilitary chief’s brother freed
Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Extradited paramilitary chief’s brother freed

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Colombian authorities on Thursday released the detained brother of a notorious paramilitary leader serving a lengthy jail sentence in the US on the grounds that the investigation into his case has  Full Article »

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Former paramilitary leader to sue Uribe over slander
Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Former paramilitary leader to sue Uribe over slander

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A heated debate on former President Alvaro Uribe’s alleged ties to paramilitaries and drug cartels even forced former paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso to file criminal charges over slander.

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Uribe fights back: party announces debate on congressmen ties to the FARC
Sep 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe fights back: party announces debate on congressmen ties to the FARC

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

Following Wednesday’s debate on the alleged criminal past of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a far-right senator and staunch Uribe supporter announced plans for a debate regarding supposed connections between congressmen  Full Article »

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Uribe vs. Cepeda, the damage after the battle between Colombia’s opposites
Sep 18, 2014 Ξ Comments

Uribe vs. Cepeda, the damage after the battle between Colombia’s opposites

posted by Joel Gillin

After perhaps one of the most contentious senate sessions seen in Colombia, Congress appears to be more polarized than ever as a number of official complaints are to be filed over accusations  Full Article »

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Uribe worked with Medellin Cartel banker: Opposition tells Colombia Senate
Sep 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe worked with Medellin Cartel banker: Opposition tells Colombia Senate

posted by Joel Gillin

Leftist opposition senator Ivan Cepeda on Wednesday claimed that Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe worked with the Medellin Cartel’s top finance man, among several other accusations of ties to criminal  Full Article »

Peace talks

Santos’ son takes selfie with Uribe
Sep 12, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos’ son takes selfie with Uribe

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The son of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday published a selfie with his father’s predecessor and fiercest political opponent, Senator Alvaro Uribe, in support of a campaign to promote peace  Full Article »

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Senator revives allegations Uribe had ties to Medellin Cartel
Sep 9, 2014 Ξ Comments

Senator revives allegations Uribe had ties to Medellin Cartel

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s Senator Ivan Cepeda said on Tuesday he has evidence confirming old allegations former President Alvaro Uribe had links with the notorious Medellin drug cartel’s leader Pablo Escobar.

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Canada grants asylum to Colombia’s former peace commissioner: Report
Sep 8, 2014 Ξ Comments

Canada grants asylum to Colombia’s former peace commissioner: Report

posted by Joel Gillin

Canada has granted political asylum to Colombia’s former peace commissioner who has skirted justice for over two years, according to Semana magazine. 

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Colombia’s army defends generals accused of killing civilians
Sep 5, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia’s army defends generals accused of killing civilians

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

The commander of the Colombian army defended nine top army personnel under investigation for their complicity in a scandal involving the murder of thousands of civilians. 

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Senator cannot use Uribe’s name in debate on politicians’ paramilitary ties
Sep 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Senator cannot use Uribe’s name in debate on politicians’ paramilitary ties

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s opposition is not allowed to explicitly mention Colombia’s former president and current senator Alvaro Uribe in a pending debate on politicians’ ties to paramilitary groups.

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