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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.”

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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.”

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Increasing pressure on Uribe to join Colombia peace talks efforts
Mar 12, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Increasing pressure on Uribe to join Colombia peace talks efforts

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is increasingly under pressure to take a productive role in the peace talks with rebel group FARC.

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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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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.

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