Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos admitted yesterday that the government set up an illegal wiretap program against politicians and journalists critical of President Uribe. Though
In addition, an article published over the weekend in Colombian newsmagazine Semana alleged that imprisoned paramilitary leaders continue to be involved in the drugs and arms trade.
Along with the arrests of twenty former and current politicos for ties with paramilitary groups and the resignation of the head of police, the “para-politics” firestorm against President Uribe's allies will not go away anytime soon.And somehow Uribe still maintains skyrocketing popularity!
Links (English)- The Latin Americanist, CBS News, Reuters, Guardian
Links (Spanish)- RCN, El Tiempo