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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:48 PM
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Colombia's VP tells Uribe not to meddle in foreign affairs .
Source: Colombia Reports

Colombia's VP tells Uribe not to meddle in foreign affairs
Friday, 25 November 2011 15:35 Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia's current and former vice presidents expressed opposing views Friday over ex-President Alvaro Uribe's meeting with Venezuelan opposition leaders.

Uribe spoke with members of the anti-Chavez Democratic Unity Board (MEU) in Bogota Thursday, saying that they should demand that Santos explain his close relationship to his Venezuelan counterpart.

Following the ex-president's remark, Colombia's vice president Angelino Garzon asked Uribe not to meddle in international affairs.

Garzon told the ex-president that there must be mutual respect with regards to Venezuela. "Just as we don't want any country interfering in our affairs, we also have to not interfere in internal affairs of other countries," the vice president stated.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/20706-col...




Bush's baffling choice of heroes
Published: 18 January, 2009, 07:48

Despite extra-judicial killings, paramilitaries and murdered unionists; Colombia's President Uribe has won the USA highest honor for human rights.

On Tuesday January 13, in one of George Bush's last acts in power, he bestowed the USA's highest civilian honor on Colombian President lvaro Uribe. The Medal of Freedom recognizes the promotion of democracy, freedom and human rights. The decision to bestow it on President Uribe has been met with scorn by human rights bodies.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuse the Colombian government of preferring to attack them with false and dangerous accusations rather than to address the South American country's human rights problems.

President Uribe even called Jos Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at HRW, an accomplice of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).

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http://rt.com/usa/news/bushs-baffling-choice-of-heroes /


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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:01 PM
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1. :D



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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 03:28 AM
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5. Oh, no! Uribe in a guayabera. Yikes.









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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 03:38 AM
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6. OMG.
:rofl:
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:16 PM
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2. it seems I was wrong about Santos
I thought he was going to be another Uribe, but from this distance it seems like he is a lot better. :thumbsup:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 03:03 AM
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4. Same here. Expected Uribe's Defense Minister to continue all his policies.
Didn't expect Uribe to launch a hate war against him as soon as he realized he was charting a different path.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 03:40 AM
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7. Uribe tweets incessantly and he has lackeys that tweet
favorable articles and statements that he then catapults.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:44 PM
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8. He should thank his lucky stars he hasn't been tried for his death squad connections.
The pompous little ass may be assuming he's got far more protection than he really does, for being the lacky of the murderous, racist right-wing. He should shut up while he still ahead.

I'll bet he intends to get back as the President again.

He's got a lot of slimy U.S. American supporters, as we've learned.
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Little Tich Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:22 AM
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3. Just because Santos deals with the Venezuelan problem in a more peaceful way now that he is
President doesn't mean that he is giving in to Chavez. The opposite is true: he made Venezuela pay for trade, he got Alfonso Cano, and FARC is retreating. However, he fucked up today with the hostages.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:45 PM
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9. Santos arrives in Venezuela, thanks Chavez for 'Valenciano' capture .
Santos arrives in Venezuela, thanks Chavez for 'Valenciano' capture .
Monday, 28 November 2011 11:11
Tim Hinchliffe

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos arrived in Venezuela Monday morning to meet with his counterpart, Hugo Chavez, to discuss crime and trade.

Santos thanked his Venezuelan counterpart for the capture of Medellin drug lord Maximilian Bonilla, alias "Valenciano," on Monday.

"It further demonstrates that if we work together, we will achieve better results. This is a very good welcome gift that you have given us," Santos told Chavez.

Santos, accompanied by his foreign minister, Maria Angela Holguin, was received with honors from the Venezuelan government for his fourth meeting with Chavez.

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http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/20730-san...
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:55 PM
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10. Venezuela arrests Colombian drug lord 'Valenciano' .
Venezuela arrests Colombian drug lord 'Valenciano' .
Monday, 28 November 2011 08:57
Tim Hinchliffe

Venezuelan officials have captured Colombian crime boss Maximiliano Bonilla, alias "Valenciano," reported Colombian media Monday.

The leader of the warring drug trafficking organization "Oficina de Envigado" was arrested in the city of Maracay, some 80 miles from the capital Caracas.

According to newspaper El Tiempo, Colombian intelligence officials worked together with Venezuelan police to arrest the crime boss.

The Oficina de Envigado, founded by the legendary Pablo Escobar, split into two factions after the 2008 extradition of "Don Berna," who ran the Medellin-based organization after Escobar's death.

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http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/20721-ven...
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