Latest Colombian parapolitics scandal Stories

2006-08-16 14:37:53

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian police on Wednesday jailed the country's top right-wing paramilitary commanders two days after President Alvaro Uribe threatened to extradite them if they did not live up to a peace deal.

2006-05-21 19:49:19

By Patrick Markey BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian paramilitary militias have agreed to respect the peace process despite a court decision they said could derail attempts to end the country's four-decade-old conflict, a government minister said on Sunday.

2006-05-19 14:23:11

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Leaders of Colombia's illegal right-wing paramilitaries said on Friday peace talks with the government have been derailed by a court decision saying some of them must serve full prison terms.

2006-04-16 23:53:44

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch sharply criticized Colombian President Alvaro Uribe for what it called a "wildly improper response" to charges that his government's intelligence service helped paramilitaries kill civilians.

2006-01-16 14:22:00

By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has ordered an investigation into allegations that drug-running paramilitary groups are bribing politicians ahead of the March legislative election.

2005-10-20 16:06:34

By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - An extraordinary public clash over a bribery allegation broke out among judges on Colombia's Constitutional Court on Thursday after it opened the way for popular President Alvaro Uribe to run for a second term.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.