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Wiretapping scandal increasingly reveals political persecution under Uribe
Mar 21, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Wiretapping scandal increasingly reveals political persecution under Uribe

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

As Colombia’s Supreme Court investigates illegal spying by the country’s former intelligence agency, an increasing amount of details are revealed about the alleged political persecution of leftist opponents of former  Full Article »

Peace talks

Santos says Uribe’s plea to ‘prolong’ Colombia peace talks ‘has no logic’
Mar 16, 2015 Ξ 2 Comments

Santos says Uribe’s plea to ‘prolong’ Colombia peace talks ‘has no logic’

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos slammed down ex-president Alvaro Uribe’s proposal to prolong peace talks between the Colombian government and rebel group FARC, stating that the plea “has no logic.”

Peace talks

Uribe urges not to rush peace deal with FARC
Mar 15, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Uribe urges not to rush peace deal with FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former president Alvaro Uribe on Sunday urged the Colombian government not to rush ongoing peace talks with FARC rebels and avoid harmful agreements with what he considers “a narco-terrorist group.”

Peace talks

Suspension of bombings permits FARC criminal activity: Uribe
Mar 11, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

Suspension of bombings permits FARC criminal activity: Uribe

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Colombia’s ex-President Alvaro Uribe on Tuesday rejected a suspension of bombings of FARC camps, stating that the guerrilla group has failed to comply with the unilateral truce it imposed to advance peace  Full Article »

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Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe
Mar 3, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists': Uribe

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

President Juan Manuel Santos is putting Colombia’s armed forces on the same level as terrorists by allowing the military to negotiate a bilateral ceasefire with rebel group FARC, former President  Full Article »

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Colombia court convicts Uribe aides of spying on opponents
Feb 28, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia court convicts Uribe aides of spying on opponents

posted by The Associated Press

Colombia’s supreme court has convicted two close aides of former president Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of some of the conservative leader’s top  Full Article »

Peace talks

Uribe meets with US Congressmen to seek support for Colombia opposition
Feb 13, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Uribe meets with US Congressmen to seek support for Colombia opposition

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe met with Senator Marco Rubio and three US house representatives to seek foreign support for his opposition to ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC  Full Article »

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Uribe kicks off trip to Washington but keeps meetings secret
Feb 11, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Uribe kicks off trip to Washington but keeps meetings secret

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe left for Washington DC on Tuesday to seek support for his opposition to peace talks with rebel group FARC. The president would not reveal who  Full Article »

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Colombia’s political plurality nearly reduced to ‘Communists’ vs ‘Fascists’
Feb 10, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia’s political plurality nearly reduced to ‘Communists’ vs ‘Fascists’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The political battle between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, has reached a record low after the head of state implied the “extreme right” opposition leader is “using fascist  Full Article »

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Colombia congress bans Uribe’s US trip to seek opposition support in Washington
Feb 7, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia congress bans Uribe’s US trip to seek opposition support in Washington

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s Congress has disallowed former President Alvaro Uribe to travel to the United States where he hopes to garner political support for his opposition to ongoing peace talks with leftist rebels.

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