This video from Colombia is about Bogota against Álvaro Uribe and George W. Bush.
24 April 2008
The arrest of in Bogota of ex-Senator Mario Uribe Escobar, the cousin of Colombia’s president, on charges of involvement in the country’s paramilitary death squads has deepened the political crisis of Bush’s closest political ally in Latin America.
Uribe Escobar, the former head of the Colombian Congress, is not only President Álvaro Uribe’s relative, but was also one of his closest political collaborators. He was arrested Tuesday as he left the Costa Rican embassy, where he had sought political asylum.
The Costa Rican government rejected the appeal as “inappropriate.” Protesters, who had gathered outside the embassy hanging the names and pictures of death squad victims on its gates, jeered and jostled the ex-senator as he was led away.
Colombian prosecutors announced that Uribe Escobar is wanted in connection with a probe into his meetings with paramilitary leader Salvatore Mancuso in advance of the March 2002 elections that brought his cousin to power. The former senator played a key role in getting Álvaro Uribe elected, and apparently mobilized the country’s death squads to help secure political victory.
Colombian extraditions aimed at covering up Uribe’s death squad ties, see here.
Guatemala tries soldiers on massacre charges: here.