Colombia: Jurisdictional Squabbles Highlight Trial of ex-President Uribe

Defense counsel attempts to sever ties with para-militaries from official functions. However, new documents may prove illegal state action.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The charges against Colombian ex-president and ex-senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez may soon be brought before the nation's Prosecutor General (Procuraduría) and not, as is currently the case, by the Supreme Court.

The constitutional body announced so itself and called on the Highest Court to forward the case. Concurrently, recently declassified documents that had previously been secret have raised questions about US authorities' knowledge of Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?