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

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

posted by Charlie de Rivaz

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

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

posted by Joey O'Gorman

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 »

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Colombian VP remains under medical watch

posted by Brandon Barrett

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 »

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Colombia’s VP placed in intensive care

posted by Brandon Barrett

  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 »

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Murdered displaced leader’s family may leave Colombia for security

posted by Marguerite Cawley

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 »

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Colombia VP threatens intervention in insurance companies

posted by Marguerite Cawley

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 »

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Santa Marta improves facilities for the disabled

posted by Samuel Thomson

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 »

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Vice president denies accusations of nepotism

posted by Marguerite Cawley

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 »

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Garzon embezzlement case to be reopened

posted by Teresa Welsh

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 »

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Vice president questions wiretap evidence

posted by Leo Palmer

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 »