Argentina, Brazil said to fret over Venezuela spillover

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Arab Spring like contagion of discontent and protest currently sweeping through Venezuela is worrying leaders in Argentina and Brazil for its potential spillover, analysts say.

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Uribe prepares to announce candidate

MEDELLíN, Colombia, June 11 (UPI) -- Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said he has met with his political allies to discuss his newly funded political movement's presidential candidate.

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Venezuelan president revives U.S. plot allegation

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 4 (UPI) -- The United States denied allegations by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro U.S. operatives are involved in an assassination plot against him.

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ICC eyeing Uribe in 10,000 civilian deaths

BOGOTA, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- An international tribunal is eyeing a former Colombian president for a possible role in the deaths of 10,000 civilians while he was in office, officials say.

Uribe denounces investigation via Twitter

BOGOTA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has taken to the Twitterverse to denounce an investigation into allegations he helped start paramilitary groups.

Colombia hopes FARC deal will bring peace

BOGOTA, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is cautiously optimistic he can clinch a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia armed group but will continue a military buildup, just in case.

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Uribe denies brother had links to Escobar

BOGOTA, June 11 (UPI) -- Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's former president, has denied his late brother, Jaime, had links to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, who died in 1993.

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Bogota ramps up security after FARC attack

Bogota ramps up security after FARC attack

BOGOTA, May 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in Colombia's capital of Bogota tightened security after a bombing directed at a former minister killed five people and wounded 39, officials said.

Witness: Uribe tried to stop probe

BOGOTA, March 14 (UPI) -- A witness has testified former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe conspired to lower the number of child soldiers reported in the AUC paramilitary organization.

Judge orders release of Chilean activist Liliany Obando

BOGOTA, March 1 (UPI) -- A judge has ordered the immediate release of Colombian labor rights activist Liliany Obando, a prisoner since 2008 accused of having ties to rebel groups.
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Alvaro Uribe
WAP2002061924 - WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Colombian President-elect Alvaro Uribe Velez, left, greets House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., before their meeting on June 19, 2002, on Capitol Hill. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI

Álvaro Uribe Vélez (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 4 July 1952) was the 58th President of Colombia, from 2002 to 2010. In August 2010 he was appointed Vice-chairman of the UN panel investigating the Gaza flotilla raid.

Uribe started his political career in his home department of Antioquia. He has held office in the Empresas Públicas de Medellín and in the Ministry of Labor and in the Civil Aeronautic. Later he held office as the mayor of Medellín in 1982, then he was Senator between 1986 and 1994 and finally Governor of Antioquia between 1995 and 1997 before he was elected President of Colombia in 2002.

Before his current role in politics Uribe was a lawyer. He studied law at the University of Antioquia and completed a post-graduate management program at Harvard Extension School. He was awarded the Simón Bolívar Scholarship of the British Council and was nominated Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College in the University of Oxford after completing his term in office as the governor of Antioquia in 1998.

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