Alvaro Uribe

FARC praises suspension of air strikes, opposition rejects reciprocation to ceasefire
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 27, 2015 Leave a comment

FARC praises suspension of air strikes, opposition rejects reciprocation to ceasefire

Colombia’s rebel group FARC on Sunday praised President Juan Manuel Santos’ move to suspend air strikes on guerrilla targets in an attempt to deescalate the ongoing armed conflict. The conservative opposition in  Full Article »

Transitional justice in Colombia: A very sharp double-edged sword
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 27, 2015 3 comments

Transitional justice in Colombia: A very sharp double-edged sword

Colombia’s peace talks are stuck on the subject of justice as both the FARC and the government fear the legal consequences of the tens of thousands of war crimes committed  Full Article »

Peace talks opponents ‘want to sow discord in US over Colombia': Santos
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Peace talks opponents ‘want to sow discord in US over Colombia': Santos

President Juan Manuel Santos warned Colombia’s conservative opposition he will “under no circumstance allow” critics of peace talks with rebel group FARC to “sow discord” in the United States.

Colombia opposition voices on de-escalation of violence against FARC
Posted by Emma Rosser on Jul 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia opposition voices on de-escalation of violence against FARC

A recent announcement of the government to reciprocate a unilateral FARC ceasefire has been met with strong criticism from the country’s conservative opposition.

Uribe ‘more motivated to help Venezuela opposition’ after claims of links to political killing
Posted by Matthew Dancis on Jun 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe ‘more motivated to help Venezuela opposition’ after claims of links to political killing

Colombian’s ex-president, Alvaro Uribe, stood firm in his denial of having any involvement in the murder of a Venezuelan lawmaker last year, and said false claims against him only motivated him  Full Article »

Fugitive Colombian politician arrested in Venezuela over political killing
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on Jun 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Fugitive Colombian politician arrested in Venezuela over political killing

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela on Wednesday announced that a fugitive former politician from Colombia was captured in Caracas on charges that he masterminded the murder of a coalition lawmaker last year.

Former paramilitary leader to testify against brother of Colombia’s ex-president
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on May 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Former paramilitary leader to testify against brother of Colombia’s ex-president

The former supreme leader of paramilitary organization AUC has agreed to testify against the brother of former President Alvaro Uribe, whose cousin was also recently convicted for involvement in the  Full Article »

Uribe appears before Supreme Court to respond to spying allegations
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on May 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe appears before Supreme Court to respond to spying allegations

Former President Alvaro Uribe appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend himself against allegations that he was involved in illegal spying of the peace talks to benefit the campaign  Full Article »

Colombia’s Supreme Court urges investigation of Uribe for spying on opponents
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on May 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia’s Supreme Court urges investigation of Uribe for spying on opponents

Following the sentencing of his former chief of staff and former spy chief on Thursday, former president Alvaro Uribe should be the next to be investigated for illegally spying on  Full Article »

Will opponent Uribe join Santos’ peace talks efforts?
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Apr 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Will opponent Uribe join Santos’ peace talks efforts?

The Colombian government called former President Alvaro Uribe “a patriot” on Wednesday, opening speculation as to the opposition leader’s future involvement in efforts to end the country’s half-century-long conflict.

Uribe’s former chief of staff and spy chief sentenced to prison over illegal wiretapping
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Apr 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe’s former chief of staff and spy chief sentenced to prison over illegal wiretapping

The former chief of staff of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and the country’s former intelligence chief were sentenced to prison on Thursday for their role in the illegal wiretapping of persons and  Full Article »

Uribe’s biggest headache: More senior aides at risk of prison
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Apr 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe’s biggest headache: More senior aides at risk of prison

More staff of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe are to be tried in the Supreme Court for alleged involvement in the wiretapping of that court, adding to the already mind-boggling number of top  Full Article »

Uribe’s head should roll too: Lawmaker convicted of congressional bribery
Posted by Matthew Dancis on Apr 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe’s head should roll too: Lawmaker convicted of congressional bribery

Former President Alvaro Uribe himself should be held legally responsible for the 2004 bribery of Congress that allowed his 2006 reelection, one of the convicted politicians said.

Uribe retweets pornographic image
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on Mar 26, 2015 6 comments

Uribe retweets pornographic image

Former Colombia president Alvaro Uribe was embarrassed on Thursday after retweeting a pornographic post.

Wiretapping scandal increasingly reveals political persecution under Uribe
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Mar 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Wiretapping scandal increasingly reveals political persecution under Uribe

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 »

Santos says Uribe’s plea to ‘prolong’ Colombia peace talks ‘has no logic’
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Mar 16, 2015 2 comments

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

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.”