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

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

posted by Talor Gruenwald

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 »

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Uribe appears before Supreme Court to respond to spying allegations

Uribe appears before Supreme Court to respond to spying allegations

posted by Talor Gruenwald

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 »

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

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

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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Will opponent Uribe join Santos’ peace talks efforts?

Will opponent Uribe join Santos’ peace talks efforts?

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

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.

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

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

posted by Adriaan Alsema

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 »

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

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

posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith

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 »

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

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

posted by Matthew Dancis

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.

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Uribe retweets pornographic image

Uribe retweets pornographic image

posted by Talor Gruenwald

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

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Wiretapping scandal increasingly reveals political persecution under Uribe

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 »

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

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.”