Santos vs Uribe

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.

Santos accuses Uribe of fear mongering to maintain power
Posted by Grace Brown on Oct 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos accuses Uribe of fear mongering to maintain power

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos accused his predecessor, Senator Alvaro Uribe, of continuously slandering ongoing peace talks with leftist FARC rebels.

If Uribe goes down, Santos goes down too: Colombia’s peace talks opponents
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Sep 30, 2015 12 comments

If Uribe goes down, Santos goes down too: Colombia’s peace talks opponents

Colombia’s prosecutor general on Tuesday invoked a political storm after stating former President Alvaro Uribe could be called to appear at the post-war tribunal over ongoing accusations he colluded with paramilitary death  Full Article »

US facilitated meeting between Uribe and Santos administration over peace talks
Posted by Rose Lander on Sep 10, 2015 Leave a comment

US facilitated meeting between Uribe and Santos administration over peace talks

Colombia’s opposition leader Alvaro Uribe met with top government officials in two meetings facilitated by the United States to discuss the progress of ongoing peace talks with guerrilla group FARC.

Clinton and US envoy to Colombia peace talks urge Uribe to end resistance
Posted by Emma Rosser on Aug 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Clinton and US envoy to Colombia peace talks urge Uribe to end resistance

Former US President Bill Clinton and the country’s special envoy to Colombia’s peace talks reportedly asked former president Alvaro Uribe to stop resisting a possible peace with rebel group FARC.

Uribe asks for international protection against ‘political persecution’
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on May 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe asks for international protection against ‘political persecution’

While in Washington DC, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe decried the recent convictions of political allies, asking for their international protection against what he has called “political persecution”. 

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.”

Uribe urges not to rush peace deal with FARC
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Mar 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe urges not to rush peace deal with FARC

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.”

Increasing pressure on Uribe to join Colombia peace talks efforts
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Mar 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Increasing pressure on Uribe to join Colombia peace talks efforts

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

Suspension of bombings permits FARC criminal activity: Uribe
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Mar 11, 2015 1 comment

Suspension of bombings permits FARC criminal activity: Uribe

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 »

Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists’: Uribe
Posted by Alice Bradshaw-Smith on Mar 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Santos delegitimizes Colombia’s armed forces to ‘same level as terrorists’: Uribe

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 »

Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 26, 2015 1 comment

Uribe opens door for Santos after Kofi Annan meets both

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 »

Colombia’s political plurality nearly reduced to ‘Communists’ vs ‘Fascists’
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia’s political plurality nearly reduced to ‘Communists’ vs ‘Fascists’

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 »

Colombia congress bans Uribe’s US trip to seek opposition support in Washington
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Feb 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Colombia congress bans Uribe’s US trip to seek opposition support in Washington

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.

Uribe to visit US to meet lawmakers over Colombia peace talks: Report
Posted by Rebecca Florey on Feb 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe to visit US to meet lawmakers over Colombia peace talks: Report

Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will travel to Washington DC next week to meet with US lawmakers, reported Colombian weekly Semana on Thursday.

Uribe insists investigated allies are victim of political persecution
Posted by Piotr Wojciak on Feb 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Uribe insists investigated allies are victim of political persecution

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.