The late brother of former President Alvaro Uribe reportedly did not have one, but two children with Dolly Cifuentes, who is set to be extradited to the U.S. for her alleged ties to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel.
According to research center Nuevo Arco Iris, Cifuentes had a son with Jaime Alberto Uribe ten years after giving birth to Ana-Maria Uribe Cifuentes who is also wanted by the U.S. for her alleged involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering.
The son, Diego Alberto Uribe Cifuentes, was born from the same extramarital relationship, said Nuevo Arco Iris, that over the weekend published about the family relations between the former president and the alleged drug trafficker.
Diego Alberto, unlike his mother and older sister, is not wanted by the U.S. for drug trafficking charges.
In response to the pubication about Uribe’s family relation with the alleged drug trafficking clan, the former President denied knowing about his brother’s relationship with Cifuentes.
“My brother Jaime died in 2001, married to Astrid Velez, they had two children; one professional in environmental matter and one girl who was born with cerebral palsy. Other romantic relations my brother might have had would have been private and unknown to me,” the former President published on his Twitter.
The Uribe family has long faced accusations of ties to drug trafficking organizations.
According to 1991 U.S. military intelligence files, The former President was a “close friend” of Pablo Escobar, who according to Colombian newspaper archives lent Uribe one of his helicopters in 1983 when his father was killed and his brother Santiago was injured by FARC guerrillas.
Santiago is facing a criminal investigation for the alleged founding and leading of a paramilitary group and Uribe’s cousin Mario was convicted for his ties to the paramilitary organization AUC. The former President has on several occasions and by several people been accused of having had ties to this organization. Uribe has categorically denied ties to drug trafficking or paramilitary organizations.