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Open Files – Uribe File, Chapter 1

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An exhaustive investigative report on the lives of Latin America's most controversial personalities. Today’s report looks at the rise to power of Alvaro Uribe before his term of office as President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. As Director of Civil Aviation, he was a friend of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel and sworn enemy of the FARC guerrillas. The report examines his role as Governor of Antioquia in the creation of hundreds of paramilitary groups that functioned as death squads in the area, carrying out massacres, murders and torture with the support of the National Police. teleSUR