Friday, March 23, 2007

Colombia: Court docs could expand “para-politics” scandal

Colombia’s Supreme Court has several documents which could reveal more ties between politicians and right-wing paramilitary heads. According to local media reports, prosecutors are looking into papers showing how politicians in northern provinces met several times in 2001 with a paramilitary leader nicknamed “Jorge 40.”

Earlier this week, five congressmen were ordered to give testimony in the “para-politics” scandal that has already led to the arrest of several politicos and even the resignation of a foreign minister.

And still nearly 3 out of every 4 Colombians back President Alvaro Uribe. Unbelievable.

Links- RCN, El Tiempo, Reuters AlertNet, The Latin Americanist, Wikipedia, Angus Reid Global Monitor

Image- ISN

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