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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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Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both
Feb 26, 2015 Ξ 1 Comment

Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said on Thursday that he is willing to meet with his successor, President Juan Manuel Santos, if this is bartered by former UN Secretary General  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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Uribe to visit US to meet lawmakers over Colombia peace talks: Report
Feb 5, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Uribe to visit US to meet lawmakers over Colombia peace talks: Report

posted by Rebecca Florey

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will travel to Washington DC next week to meet with US lawmakers, reported Colombian weekly Semana on Thursday.

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Uribe insists investigated allies are victim of political persecution
Feb 2, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Uribe insists investigated allies are victim of political persecution

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Former president Alvaro Uribe has stepped up accusations that Colombia’s government is persecuting political opponents while catering to the “extreme left” as judicial pressure on his allies mounts.

News

No chance of Santos-Uribe alliance against left in Bogota mayor race
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ No Comments

No chance of Santos-Uribe alliance against left in Bogota mayor race

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Allies of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his political rival, former President Alvaro Uribe, are too divided to jointly present a mayoral candidate for the capital Bogota where the leftist  Full Article »

Peace talks

Santos invites Uribe to talk peace
Oct 21, 2014 Ξ No Comments

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 No 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.

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Uribe was ‘very good friends’ with paramilitaries: Santos
May 23, 2014 Ξ No 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 »

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