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Former Colombia senator leaves office; takes sink, carpet with her
Jul 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Former Colombia senator leaves office; takes sink, carpet with her

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

A former senator from Colombia’s last Congress took the sink and carpet from her old office, preventing incoming Senator Alvaro Uribe from being able to move into his office, according to local  Full Article »

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Uribe baptized into Colombia Senate, awaiting fire from opponents
Jul 21, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe baptized into Colombia Senate, awaiting fire from opponents

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Former President Alvaro Uribe was inaugurated into Colombia’s Senate on Sunday, but before the outspoken hardliner can assume his position atop the largest opposition bloc in Congress, he will first have  Full Article »

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New accusations pile-on for Colombia’s already imprisoned ex-security chief
Jul 18, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

New accusations pile-on for Colombia’s already imprisoned ex-security chief

posted by Melanie Bencosme

The ex-security chief under former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe can add bribery to his long list of accusations, including ties to paramilitaries, crime lords in Bogota, and drug trafficking links that date back  Full Article »

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Convicted of corruption, Ex-Minister Arias seeks asylum in the US: media reports
Jul 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Convicted of corruption, Ex-Minister Arias seeks asylum in the US: media reports

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Ex-Minister of Agriculture Andres Felipe Arias is currently in the United States seeking political asylum, according to Colombian media reports released Friday morning.

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‘Uribe should respond to wiretapping scandal’: former spy
Jul 7, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘Uribe should respond to wiretapping scandal’: former spy

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

A former spy for Colombia’s ex-intelligence agency and key witness in a wiretapping scandal with respect to the Supreme Court, stated in an interview on Monday that former President Alvaro Uribe  Full Article »

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Leftist party leader rejects right-wing offer to make him Colombia Senate president
Jul 2, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Leftist party leader rejects right-wing offer to make him Colombia Senate president

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Longtime opposition Senator Jorge Enrique Robledo has rejected an offer from the right-wing Democratic Center (Centro Democratico) party that would have made him president of the Colombian Senate, reported local media Wendnesday. 

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Colombia’s ex-President Uribe ‘lied over electoral fraud’: FARC
Jun 30, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s ex-President Uribe ‘lied over electoral fraud’: FARC

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombia’s largest rebel group, the FARC, have rejected accusations by former president and senator-elect Alvaro Uribe that they forced voters re-elect the incumbent president “with a gun to the neck.”

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FARC forced Colombians to vote for Santos with ‘a gun to the neck’: Uribe
Jun 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

FARC forced Colombians to vote for Santos with ‘a gun to the neck’: Uribe

posted by Oliver Sheldon

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has again spoken out against his accusations of alleged fraud in the second round of Colombia’s presidential elections, which saw the defeat of his handpicked  Full Article »

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Former Colombia vice-president rejects accusations of political espionage
Jun 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Former Colombia vice-president rejects accusations of political espionage

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Former Colombian Vice-President Francisco Santos has called claims that he eavesdropped on a fellow party rival “crazy” and lashed out at the Colombian media for reporting on the story.

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Top members of Colombia’s Uribe party spying on each other: Witness
Jun 24, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Top members of Colombia’s Uribe party spying on each other: Witness

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s former  presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was not just spying on ongoing peace talks with the FARC, but also on his rival within the party of former President Alvaro  Full Article »

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