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Peace talks

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 »

Peace talks

Santos says Uribe agreed to FARC peace talks in Brazil
Oct 7, 2014 Ξ Comments

Santos says Uribe agreed to FARC peace talks in Brazil

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos joined political adversaries of his predecessor, Senator Alvaro Uribe, in exposing the apparent hypocrisy of the former head of state in criticizing ongoing peace talks with leftist rebels.

Elections

Uribe was ‘very good friends’ with paramilitaries: Santos
May 23, 2014 Ξ Comments

Uribe was ‘very good friends’ with paramilitaries: Santos

posted by Adriaan Alsema

President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday accused his predecessor Alvaro Uribe of having been “very good friends” with paramilitaries active in Colombia between the 1980s until during Uribe’s first term  Full Article »

From the editor

My post-election depression came a bit early this year
May 17, 2014 Ξ Comments

My post-election depression came a bit early this year

posted by Adriaan Alsema

A post-election depression is something minority voters get after elections confirm that for the coming four years they will have to resign themselves to having a leader they never wanted.  Full Article »

Elections

Uribe called to testify under oath over accusation Santos received drug money
May 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe called to testify under oath over accusation Santos received drug money

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s chief prosecutor on Sunday called on former President Alvaro Uribe to provide evidence supporting his recent accusation that incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos received $2 million in drug money.

News

Santos tells BBC Uribe supporters are neo-Nazis, says to seek to end polarization
Apr 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Santos tells BBC Uribe supporters are neo-Nazis, says to seek to end polarization

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos caused indignation among political opponents after comparing supporters of former President Alvaro Uribe to neo-Nazis and calling to end polarization in one interview with BBC  Full Article »

Elections

Uribe also victorious in Bogota, Santos’ turf
Mar 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe also victorious in Bogota, Santos’ turf

posted by Luke Horswell

Former president Alvaro Uribe’s Democratic Center (Dentro Democratico – CD) party was particularly successful in Bogota, home territory of his political rival, President Juan Manuel Santos.

News

Uribe accuses Santos of falsifying security figures
Jan 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Uribe accuses Santos of falsifying security figures

posted by Mimi Yagoub

Recent accusatory tweets by ex-president Alvaro Uribe have sparked debate surrounding the veracity of national security figures being delivered to the public by President Juan Manuel Santos.

Elections

‘Santos and FARC conspire against Uribe’
Jan 8, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘Santos and FARC conspire against Uribe’

posted by Adriaan Alsema

The political party of former President Alvaro Uribe on Tuesday accused his successor, Juan Manuel Santos, of conspiring with rebel group FARC in order to isolate the Uribe Democratic Center  Full Article »

News

Uribe accuses Santos of bribing Colombia Congress for reelection support
Dec 20, 2013 Ξ Comments

Uribe accuses Santos of bribing Colombia Congress for reelection support

posted by Taran Volckhausen

Colombia’s ex-president Alvaro Uribe petitioned for a congressional criminal investigation of President Juan Manuel Santos Friday, accusing the president of granting government jobs to congress members aligned with his political  Full Article »

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