Alvaro Uribe

Uribe asks Obama to urge changes in pending Colombia peace deal
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 8, 2016 1 comment

Uribe asks Obama to urge changes in pending Colombia peace deal

Colombia’s hard-line former President Alvaro Uribe publicly asked the United States on Sunday to reconsider its support for a pending peace deal with the FARC, and continue prosecuting and imprisoning guerrilla drug  Full Article »

How Colombia’s opposition tried sabotaging peace talks to win 2014 elections
Posted by Taran Volckhausen on Feb 2, 2016 Leave a comment

How Colombia’s opposition tried sabotaging peace talks to win 2014 elections

Colombia’s Prosecutor General Office has released evidence that would show how the country’s conservative opposition in 2014 used illegal wiretapping and bribery to sabotage ongoing peace talks with leftist FARC rebels.

Prosecution wants Uribe investigated over possible homicide of former chief of staff
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 26, 2016 Leave a comment

Prosecution wants Uribe investigated over possible homicide of former chief of staff

Colombia’s public prosecution asked the country’s Supreme Court to investigate former President Alvaro Uribe for the violent death of his former chief of staff in 2006.

More former Uribe aides charged for wiretapping Colombia’s Supreme Court
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 21, 2016 Leave a comment

More former Uribe aides charged for wiretapping Colombia’s Supreme Court

The former press secretary and judicial adviser of former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe have been charged over the illegal wiretapping of the Supreme Court, politicians, journalists and human right workers carried out  Full Article »

‘We did not kill Uribe’s father’: FARC
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 19, 2016 Leave a comment

‘We did not kill Uribe’s father’: FARC

The FARC on Monday denied killing the father of former President Alvaro Uribe, who has long blamed the guerrilla group for the violent death of his father.

Santos invites Uribe and Pastrana to ‘Plan Colombia’ anniversary with Obama
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 13, 2016 3 comments

Santos invites Uribe and Pastrana to ‘Plan Colombia’ anniversary with Obama

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos asked his predecessors to join him and his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House commemoration of 15 years Plan Colombia.

War crime victims sue Uribe for slander
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Dec 14, 2015 Leave a comment

War crime victims sue Uribe for slander

A group of mothers whose sons were murdered by the military sued former President Alvaro Uribe for slander after tweeting the victims were criminals.

Santos seeking presidential immunity in justice deal with FARC rebels: Report
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 30, 2015 1 comment

Santos seeking presidential immunity in justice deal with FARC rebels: Report

Weeks after the Colombian government and FARC rebels announced a “historic” deal on transitional justice, negotiators are still working on major issues, reportedly including a judicial exemption for former heads of state.

Investigations into Uribe’s ties to 1997 massacre begin
Posted by Claire Dennis on Nov 10, 2015 1 comment

Investigations into Uribe’s ties to 1997 massacre begin

Colombia’s Supreme Court will move forward with investigations into the October 1997 massacre of El Aro — a paramilitary killing spree that appears strongly tied to the governorship of former president Alvaro Uribe.

Uribe says local party leader killed, police denies victim’s ties to politics
Posted by Claire Dennis on Nov 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe says local party leader killed, police denies victim’s ties to politics

Former President Alvaro Uribe said Sunday that one of his party’s leaders has been assassinated. The police, however, denied the victim had anything to do with politics.

Uribe sides with FARC and wants constituent assembly to seal eventual Colombia peace deal
Posted by Emma Rosser on Oct 28, 2015 1 comment

Uribe sides with FARC and wants constituent assembly to seal eventual Colombia peace deal

In a surprising move, Colombia’s hard-line former president Alvaro Uribe said Tuesday said he agreed with leftist FARC rebels that an eventual peace deal with the government should be ratified by a constituent assembly.

Colombian state condemned for FARC attacks during Uribe inauguration
Posted by Grace Brown on Oct 27, 2015 1 comment

Colombian state condemned for FARC attacks during Uribe inauguration

Colombia’s State must pay compensation to families caught up in deadly FARC attacks in Bogota during the inauguration of former president Alvaro Uribe.

Colombia’s inspector general targets yet another prominent leftist politician
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Oct 20, 2015 2 comments

Colombia’s inspector general targets yet another prominent leftist politician

Colombia’s conservative inspector general on Monday ignited another scandal when announcing a disciplinary investigation into one of the most prolific leftist opposition senators.

Medellin court sends more evidence over Uribe’s alleged paramilitary ties
Posted by Claire Dennis on Oct 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Medellin court sends more evidence over Uribe’s alleged paramilitary ties

A Medellin court added a new stack to a mounting pile of allegations against former President Alvaro Uribe, who is under preliminary investigation by the Supreme Court for his alleged ties to  Full Article »

Uribe loyalists are Colombia’s ‘new terrorists’: Senate peace commission chairman
Posted by Claire Dennis on Oct 8, 2015 7 comments

Uribe loyalists are Colombia’s ‘new terrorists’: Senate peace commission chairman

The chairman of the Colombian Senate’s Peace Commission has infuriated the conservative opposition stating that loyalists of former President Alvaro Uribe are “the new terrorists.”

Supreme Court agrees to investigate Uribe’s involvement in 1997 massacre
Posted by Rose Lander on Oct 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Supreme Court agrees to investigate Uribe’s involvement in 1997 massacre

Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe is facing a preliminary investigation over accusations that he was complicit in a 1997 massacre, the Supreme Court announced on Wednesday.