Colombian Ex-Senator Exposes Corruption in Santos and Duque Presidential Elections

The whistleblower was arrested in Caracas. Billions are said to have been spent on Duque's election, Odebrecht helped finance former president's campaign.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former Colombian senator Aída Merlano, who fled to Venezuela, has exposed details of an alleged corruption network. It is said to have helped incumbent President Iván Duque and former President Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) to win the elections.

Merlano accused the powerful Colombian political families Char and Gerlein of having invested over six billion pesos (around 1.6 million euros) in buying votes for Duque on the Caribbean coast. They . . .

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