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Letter to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Bogotá, D.C., September 7, 2016

Dear Madam and dear Sir:

 

First of all, we would like to emphasize both that the United States has been a very important ally of Colombia in defending democracy and liberties and fighting crime and that such an alliance has gone beyond administrations and political parties. Today, we are hereby writing to you to raise concerns about the latest events in Colombia related to the so-called Havana deals:

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297 pages for only one question asked in a rushed manner (in reference to the signing of the compromises)

Santa Marta, Friday, August 26, 2016

Voting No to plebiscite is the same as asking for the compromises to be reoriented!

 

A lady from the town of San Juan del Cesar told me that she was asked a question by her daughter who was forced to abort once her pregnancy resulted from rape by ringleaders and this lady replied to her daughter that her victimizers would not be jailed, could become mayors and councilmembers, and used to say they had nothing to regret or to apologize about. That girl ended the conversation with this sentence: “Mom: And am I being asked to forgive?”

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Our campaign for No vote: Uribe

Bogotá, D.C., August 03, 2016

“The incumbent Colombian administration, Congress majorities, Constitutional Court, and National Electoral Council intend to have Colombians vote Yes to plebiscite, while depriving them of the right to abstain, which will not be officially advertised. I am feeling it was yesterday when a group of teachers in 2003 – who were given all assurances – advertised (on TV) abstention against our referendum aimed at reducing public expenditure, shortening the amount of Congresspersons, and fighting corruption. Furthermore, this plebiscite deprives people of their right to vote blank, which will not be included in the paper ballot. 

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Mr. Bernie Aronson and the peace-related business

Spain, July 05, 2016.

I have always respected, admired, and expressed gratitude for the United States. However, Mr. Bernie Aronson's involvement in the peace talks held in Havana forces me to make the following comments.

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No more victims, please!

Bogotá, april 09, 2016

When will the victim toll stop soaring?

There will be more victims as long as drug trafficking is tolerated, illegal crops are neither sprayed nor manually eradicated, and there are no programs aimed at providing families with other sources of income in order to protect tropical forests.

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Open letter sent by Óscar Iván Zuluaga to the Inspector General of Colombia

Bogotá, March 04, 2016

To Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado Inspector General of Colombia  Bogotá

 

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Letter from Thomas and Jerónimo Uribe Moreno to Attorney General of Colombia

Bogotá, March 02, 2016

To Eduardo Montealegre Lynnet  Attorney General of Colombia
 

 

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Statement by former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez' statement

Rionegro, March 06, 2016

My brother Santiago has been taken into custody on charges of murder and being a paramilitary 

 

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I am sending an advance notice of what I will say on Sunday in reference to Mr. Santos speech in Ibagué: Uribe

Rionegro, March 04, 2016

Advance notice from the document to be presented next Sunday by former president and incumbent Senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez:
“I am sending an advance notice of what I will say on Sunday in reference to Mr. Santos speech in Ibagué:

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Communiqué

 Bogotá, March 02, 2016 

Centro Democrático party reports a continued political persecution against former Pres. Uribe's relatives and members of the party

 

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Communiqué / Message from Centro Democrático party to the political parties allied with the Colombian Government

 Bogotá, March 03, 2016 (CD).

  1. Colombia was not used to a democratic opposition party widely supported by people, proactive in considering and discussing our nation's evolvement, and eager to make proposals aimed at ensuring that Colombian institutions are protected.

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Are Colombian Armed Forces officials being fooled?

 February 28, 2016.

They are being deluded by extending to them the Deal with Farc, although they will be jailed as in other countries that were not democracies.

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Plan Colombia (Communiqué)

 Montería, February 05, 2016(CD)

More than a week ago, I sent President Barack Obama a letter of gratitude whose content I shall not publish in observance of the protocol.

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Attention to ambiguity in justice: Peace or political distraction

 Rionegro, Antioquia, December 08, 2015 (CD).

With the sole aim to contribute to a stable peace meaning relief for Colombians, we insist in certain issues about justice.

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Speech during the Senate plenary session “I do want peace for Colombia, but a true one:” Uribe

 Bogotá, December 01, 2015 (CD). Speech by former president and incumbent Sen. Álvaro Uribe Vélez during the Senate plenary session held on Tuesday where the plebiscite bill related to the peace talks in Havana was discussed: 

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Open letter from Centro Democrático party to the Attorney General of the United States and other Ministers of Justice of the Americas gathered in Bogotá:

 Bogotá, October 15, 2015 (CD).Unlike what the President of Colombia stated before you, the ugly truth is that there is political persecution by means of the Colombian legal system against the opposition, that is, our Centro Democrático party. 

 

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Why does the government insist on putting the Armed Forces of democracy at the same level of terrorism ?:Uribe

 Bogotá, 28 de octubre de 2015 (CD) The former president and senator, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, said this Wednesday that he does not understand why the government insists on putting the Armed Forces of democracy at the same level of terrorism, while referring to the bilateral ceasefire that President Juan Manuel Santos announced to begin on January 1st, 2016.

 

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The government is affecting democratic freedoms: Uribe

 Sabaneta, Antioquia, 17 de octubre de 2015 (CD)The ex-president and Senator Alvaro Uribe reiterated this Saturday that the government of Juan Manuel Santos continues affecting the democratic freedoms.

 

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Colombia shouts out, if you mess with Uribe, you mess with me

 Bogotá, october 08 2015 (CD) The Santos-Maduro-Timochenko-Montealegre electoral axis referred to the congressmen from the Centro Democrático as “terrorists” for disagreeing with their “peace process”, which is really a pact for impunity and eligibility for FARC terrorists.

 

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Fox News AP Interview: Ex-President Uribe slams foreigners for demanding leniency with Colombian rebels

Bogotá, Colombia October 01, 2015 – Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe lashed out Thursday at what he considers a double standard by the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in peace talks with leftist rebels that he says puts the country on a path toward more violence and impunity. 

 

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Alternative penalties must be sought without excluding the concept of imprisonment: Álvaro Uribe

Bogotá,Colombia september 30, 2015 (CD). The former President, Álvaro Uribe Vélez, reiterated that if those responsible of heinous crimes are not imprisoned, as a result, there will be new violence. “This agreement has problems that worry a lot; for example, the absence of jail, the absence of at least a farm for agriculture with prison conditions for those who have incurred in heinous crimes; this is why this agreement produces all sorts of concerns that make it a generator of a new violence in Colombia”, he assured. 

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