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Uribe wants government monopoly of medical marijuana if legalized
Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe wants government monopoly of medical marijuana if legalized

posted by David Wing

Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe, leader of the conservative opposition in the Senate, wants the state to have the monopoly on the cultivation and sales of medical marijuana if approved  Full Article »

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Governor who killed north Colombia mayor sues victim’s family
Nov 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Governor who killed north Colombia mayor sues victim’s family

posted by Piotr Wojciak

An ex governor from northern Colombia who was convicted for the assassination of a local mayor wants to sue his victim’s family for perjury.

Peace talks

Colombia govt peace talks negotiator begins ‘face-to-face’ meetings with political parties
Nov 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia govt peace talks negotiator begins ‘face-to-face’ meetings with political parties

posted by David Wing

Colombia’s chief government negotiator in peace talks with rebel group FARC began meeting with political parties on Tuesday in order to increase congressional understanding and support of the negotiations.

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Uribe appeals sentence of former AUC chief, claiming slander
Nov 3, 2014 Ξ Comments

Uribe appeals sentence of former AUC chief, claiming slander

posted by Piotr Wojciak

The ex-President Alvaro Uribe is seeking to repeal the eight-year sentence of the former leader of paramilitary organization AUC, insisting that Salvatore Mancuso lied about the involvement of the military, business,  Full Article »

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How Daniel Coronell became one of Alvaro Uribe’s biggest headaches
Oct 27, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

How Daniel Coronell became one of Alvaro Uribe’s biggest headaches

posted by Joel Gillin

Daniel Coronell is the journalist behind the recent string of revelations which has exposed former President Alvaro Uribe’s now-evidently hypocritical opposition to the Colombian government’s peace talks with the FARC rebels.

Peace talks

Uribe’s 68 objections to Colombia’s preliminary peace deals
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe’s 68 objections to Colombia’s preliminary peace deals

posted by Joel Gillin

Colombia’s former President Alvaro Uribe has released a list of “capitulations” the government is allegedly making to the “narco-terrorist” rebel group FARC.

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Uribe is ‘Colombia’s best-ever president’ say neo-paramilitaries in mass death threat
Oct 23, 2014 Ξ Comments

Uribe is ‘Colombia’s best-ever president’ say neo-paramilitaries in mass death threat

posted by Craig Corbett

Neo-paramilitary group the “Aguilas Negras” sent a death threat to 99 human rights workers and politicians, while praising Colombia’s “best-ever president,” Senator Alvaro Uribe.

Peace talks

Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace
Oct 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe rejects Santos’ invitation to discuss peace

posted by Emil Foget

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has rejected an invitation from President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss ongoing peace talks with the FARC, calling it a “false gesture,” local radio station Santa Fe  Full Article »

Peace talks

Colombia coalition calls Uribe ‘hypocrite’ following FARC peace talks leaks
Oct 22, 2014 Ξ Comments

Colombia coalition calls Uribe ‘hypocrite’ following FARC peace talks leaks

posted by Joel Gillin

In a surprise debate in Colombia’s Congress, the ruling coalition accused senator and former President Alvaro Uribe of hypocrisy, pointing out the that former president was making similar concessions to rebel groups  Full Article »

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One suspicious congressional Uribe investigator to be replaced by another
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

One suspicious congressional Uribe investigator to be replaced by another

posted by Joel Gillin

A controversial House representative on the congressional committee charged with investigating ex-President Alvaro Uribe is resigning, to be replaced by a representative who was elected amidst accusations of electoral fraud, according to local media reports.

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