Colombia’s governing coalition in Congress is in crisis after two of the parties accused Vice-President German Vargas of illegally meddling in local elections to strengthen his political network ahead of the Full Article »
Colombian Vice President German Vargas circles in on the 2018 presidency after impressively expanding a network of political allies in Sunday’s local elections.
Whether he admits or not, Colombia’s vice president German Vargas is illegally meddling in upcoming local elections to amplify the power for his party, according to news website La Silla Vacia.
Colombia’s coalition parties asked President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday to prevent his vice president from using government projects to garner support for his own political party.
Colombia’s government plans to carry out lie detector tests on senior civil servants who allocate contracts to private companies as it tries to clamp down on widespread corruption and embezzlement Full Article »
Colombia’s Congress has scrapped a reform that would have granted the vice-president with electoral benefits currently only enjoyed by the president, at the deputy head of state’s own request.
A central Colombia mayor controversially banned all public protest on the day the country’s vice president came to visit. The move seemed a response to a number of events during which President Full Article »
The Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe on Monday traded barbs once again, this time over the construction of free houses for the poor. Full Article »
All eyes are on four Colombian politicians who are aiming to keep the 2014 presidency out of the hands of anyone associated with the divisive former president Alvaro Uribe. German Full Article »
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday denied accusations that the government is providing free housing to the poor as a cynical vote-buying tactic ahead of the 2014 presidential elections. Full Article »
Colombia’s Housing Minister survived a spectacular helicopter mishap Thursday. A helicopter carrying Housing Minister German Vargas almost crashed into the ground after take-off but was allegedly saved by the pilot’s Full Article »
A captured paramilitary leader has refused to testify in the preliminary investigation against Colombia’s housing minister who has been accused of ties to the warlord, reported local media Wednesday. The Full Article »
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday ratified the position of Housing Minister German Vargas and announced that Luis Eduardo Garzon will join the cabinet. During a local radio broadcast, Full Article »
Colombia’s northern Barranquilla businessman Rafael McCausland denied knowledge of the alleged plot against Housing Minister German Vargas Lleras, the prosecutor general heard on Friday. According to the housing minister, McCausland would Full Article »