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Colombia's Attorney General's Office Reopens Investigation into Former President Álvaro Uribe's Links to Paramilitaries

LADB Article ID: 78891
Category/Department: Colombia
Date: 2013-02-08
By: Andrés Gaudín

In the midst of a relatively peaceful spring in which the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) observed a unilateral cease-fire, and, in Cuba, the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC rebels continued some auspicious conversations to cement the peace, the nefarious parapolitica scandal returned to the forefront of Colombian institutional life Parapolitica is a popular term coined to describe the murky intrigue in which the interests of rightist politicians and criminal groups (drug traffickers and paramilitaries) overlapped.

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