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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 »

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

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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West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

West Colombia military operations suspended as more FARC rebels travel to Cuba: Uribe

posted by Emil Foget

A top commander of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC and three lower ranked commanders have been transferred to Cuba where peace talks are held, former President Alvaro Uribe claimed on Tuesday. 

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Santos invites Uribe to talk peace
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos invites Uribe to talk peace

posted by Samuel Moldovan

In an apparent attempt to ease opposition to ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos invited his bitter rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to sit down with him  Full Article »

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Uribe offered FARC congressional seats
Oct 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe offered FARC congressional seats

posted by Emil Foget

Newly published documents prove that former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe offered rebel group FARC congressional seats and an exemption from extradition in the event the rebels agreed to make peace with the former  Full Article »

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Oct 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia paramilitary group killed Venezuela lawmaker: Maduro

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that a Colombian paramilitary group collaborated in the killing of a young Venezuelan congressman earlier this month.

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Uribe sent $500K to FARC mediator to appease rebels: Report
Oct 13, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe sent $500K to FARC mediator to appease rebels: Report

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The administration of former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe tried to convince guerrilla group FARC to agree to peace talks in 2006 by sending $500 thousand to “social projects” in rebel-controlled territory, reported weekly  Full Article »

Fact sheets

Alvaro Uribe approval ratings
Oct 11, 2014 Ξ Comments

Alvaro Uribe approval ratings

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The approval ratings of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, now a senator for Democratic Center, have dropped significantly since he left office in August 2010.

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Uribe’s approval ratings implode; Is Colombia’s ex-president’s Teflon coming off?
Oct 10, 2014 Ξ Comments

Uribe’s approval ratings implode; Is Colombia’s ex-president’s Teflon coming off?

posted by Adriaan Alsema

In spite of dozens of scandals including one that involved the killing of thousands of civilians, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has always maintained a high approval rating in his country.  Full Article »

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