COLOMBIA'S EX-PRESIDENT TESTIFIES OVER WITNESS TAMPERING, BRIBERY

POPULAR AND INFLUENTIAL FORMER PRESIDENT ALVARO URIBE HAS TESTIFIED BEFORE COLOMBIA'S SUPREME COURT IN A CASE INVOLVING ALLEGED WITNESS TAMPERING AND BRIBERY.

IN 2012, URIBE ACCUSED CEPEDA OF ORCHESTRATING A PLOT TO TIE HIM TO RIGHT-WING PARAMILITARY GROUPS DURING JAIL VISITS TO FORMER FIGHTERS.

Right-wing paramilitary groups, formed in the 1980s to fight leftist rebels, were financed by drug traffickers, ranchers and landowners.
In 2012, Uribe accused Cepeda of orchestrating a plot to tie him to right-wing paramilitary groups during jail visits to former fighters.
Popular and influential former President Alvaro Uribe has testified before Colombia's Supreme Court in a case involving alleged witness tampering and bribery.

Popular and influential former President Alvaro Uribe has testified before Colombia's Supreme Court in a case involving alleged witness tampering and bribery. The private hearing on Tuesday was the first time a former...

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