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Wed Jul 25, 2018, 03:21 PM

Colombia ex-president alleges MI6 plot as death squad investigation closes in

Source: Guardian


Conservative hardliner Álvaro Uribe has stepped down as a senator as he faces charges of bribing and intimidating witnesses
Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá
@joeparkdan
Wed 25 Jul 2018 15.45 EDT

Colombia’s powerful former president Álvaro Uribe has announced that he will resign from his senate seat in order to focus on battling a widening supreme court investigation into him.

Uribe, a hardliner who led a brutal campaign against leftist rebels from 2002 to 2010, has long dodged accusations of involvement in paramilitary massacres that occurred during and before his tenure.

He could, however, come unstuck in the face of new charges of bribing and intimidating witnesses related to those death squad cases.

On Wednesday, Uribe accused the British intelligence agency MI6 of colluding with his former defence minister and eventual successor as president, Juan Manuel Santos, to supply recordings that implicate him in crimes.



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Judi Lynn Jul 2018 OP
sandensea Jul 2018 #1

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Wed Jul 25, 2018, 03:26 PM

1. I'm glad their Supreme Court is investigating him. That should be easy.

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