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‘Open and brazen cooperation’ between govt and paramilitaries: Colombia Vice-President
Posted by Charlie de Rivaz on Sep 23, 2013 Leave a comment

‘Open and brazen cooperation’ between govt and paramilitaries: Colombia Vice-President

Colombia’s Vice-President has admitted that the government did not stop paramilitary forces committing massacres during years of “open and brazen” cooperation.

Posted by Joey O'Gorman on Oct 24, 2012 Leave a comment

‘We will support the vice-president’s decision:’ Santos

Following the vice-president’s announcement this week that he intends to step down due to prostate cancer, Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday said he supports “whatever decision” the second in  Full Article »

Posted by Brandon Barrett on Jun 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombian VP remains under medical watch

A neurologist at the Marly Clinic in Bogota, where Colombia’s Vice President Angelino Garzon was transferred Tuesday, said physicians are waiting for the results of several cerebrovascular tests to determine  Full Article »

Posted by Brandon Barrett on Jun 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Colombia’s VP placed in intensive care

  Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon was transferred to an intensive care unit in Bogota after being hospitalized last week, reported local media. Caracol Radio reported that Garzon, who has  Full Article »

Posted by Marguerite Cawley on Jun 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Murdered displaced leader’s family may leave Colombia for security

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon announced that the government is examining the possibility of getting the family of murdered displaced leader Ana Fabricia Cordoba out of the country for safety  Full Article »

Posted by Marguerite Cawley on May 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Colombia VP threatens intervention in insurance companies

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon threatened state repossession of insurance (EPS) companies that are found to have appropriated public resources, in a Wednesday conference in Bogota, according to an official  Full Article »

Posted by Samuel Thomson on Apr 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Santa Marta improves facilities for the disabled

The Capital of the department of Magdalena, Santa Marta, is to adopt a pilot program to improve facilities for the disabled, government officials decided in a meeting on social development  Full Article »

Posted by Marguerite Cawley on Mar 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Vice president denies accusations of nepotism

Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon denies allegations that he has filled government positions with personal allies as a means of serving his political interests. A number of media reports last  Full Article »

Posted by Teresa Welsh on Oct 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Garzon embezzlement case to be reopened

The Colombian Inspector General’s Office on Wednesday ordered an embezzlement investigation against Vice President Angelino Garzon to be reopened. Garzon was investigated for alleged embezzlement during his term as governor  Full Article »

Posted by Leo Palmer on Jul 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Vice president questions wiretap evidence

Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos questioned the evidence against Casa deNariño officials for their alleged involvement in illegal surveillance and wiretapping, saying that it is not solid. “Yesterday I was visiting  Full Article »

Posted by Camilla Pease-Watkin on Jun 25, 2010 Leave a comment

US owes moral debt to Colombia: VP-elect

Colombia’s Vice President-elect Angelino Garzon on Friday criticized the United States, saying that the country was in “ethical and moral debt to the government of Colombia” over the long-delayed free  Full Article »

Posted by Kirsten Begg on Mar 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Conservative Party announces VP candidate

Colombian Conservative Party presidential candidate Noemi Sanin announced Tuesday evening at a meeting in Bogota that former Mining and Energy Minister Luis Mejia will run alongside her as vice presidential  Full Article »

Posted by Kirsten Begg on Dec 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Colombia to attend Mercosur summit

Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos will represent Colombia at the 38th Mercosur Presidential Summit in Uruguay on Tuesday. Mercosur is a regional trade agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia,  Full Article »