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Alvaro Uribe

Alvaro Uribe Velez is the 39th President of Colombia and is currently serving his second term in office.

Uribe started his politics career in his home department of Antioquia. He has held office in the Medellin Public Enterprises (Empresas Publicas de Medellin) and in the Ministry of Labor and in the Civil Aeronautic. Later he held office as the mayor of Medellin 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. Under his presidency, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have suffered a series of military defeats, the main paramilitary groups have gone through a demobililization process and he has spearheaded several Free Trade Agreements with different countries.

He was elected governor of the department of Antioquia for the 1995 to 1997 term. During his term, Uribe put in practice what he termed the model for a communitarian state, where in theory citizens would participate in the administration's decision making. It was claimed that this model would help improve employment, education, administrative transparency and public security.

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Un voto en respaldo de la mano dura contra la guerrilla

Alvaro Uribe Velez. Senor Presidente de la Republica de Colombia. Hoja de Vida en Ingles

World Report 1998: Colombia

UNHCR. Refworld. Human Rights Watch World Report 1998 - Colombia

State Violations of Internationl Humanitarian Law

President Uribe Receives AJC Light unto the Nations Award

La popularidad de Alvaro Uribe

En Colombia No Hay Conflicto Sino Terrorismo

Uribe defends security policies

Democratic Security and Defense Policy

OpEd: After a dark period, a better Colombia

World Report 2005: Colombia

Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Colombia

Decision of the Constitutional Court

Uribe pide a E.U. un despliegue militar en Colombia similar al de Irak

Bush, Uribe Applaud Strength of U.S.-Colombia Partnership

Acuerdan Colombia y Bolivia cooperacion comercial

Espana compromete con Colombia apoyo estrategico contra el terrorismo

Firman China y Colombia 5 documentos de cooperacion

Gobierno Uribe Tiene un Impacto Favorable en la Reduccion de la Pobreza

Pobre resultado de politica social muestra Gobierno de Uribe, revela informe

To the Spoilers the Victory: Colombia Privatises the Mineral Industry with World Bank Support

2003 Colombian Referendum

Official Election Results

Speech by Alvaro Uribe

The Uribe government and NGOs

Colombia re-election ban lifted

Ley de Justicia y Paz

Uribe se lanza a la reeleccion

Colombia's Uribe wins second term

OAS Observation Mission: Colombian Elections Transparent, Normal

"Colombian judges deny Alvaro Uribe third term poll"

Alias Karina nego participacion en la muerte del padre de Uribe

Los de las gafas

Author flees country following death threats

Reporter flees Colombia threats

Alvaro Uribe vs. El Nuevo Herald

Duro enfrentamiento entre Uribe y el periodista Daniel Coronell

OPINION: "Helicoportados - Los de las gafas"

Cabos sueltos en la muerte de Lara Bonilla

Expediente que vincula padre de Uribe con la muerte del mio: Zar Lara

Graves acusaciones de nexos entre el Gobierno venezolano, las FARC Y ETA

Rosary plays important role in hostage rescue in Colombia

Betancourt to visit Lourdes shrine

Las imagenes del desnudo de Yidis Medina

Colombian opposition calls for Uribe bribery probe

Presidency of Colombia

Colombian Presidential News

Colombian Government Online

Extensive biography, CIDOB Foundation

BBC Profile: Alvaro Uribe Velez

Human Rights Watch

Latin Business Chronicle: Alvaro Uribe - Leader of the Year (2005)

Center for International Policy - Colombia Program

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Colombia 2005 Report

Washington Office on Latin America

U.S. Official Rejects Drug Allegations Against Colombia's Uribe

National Security Archive: 1991 intelligence

2004: Bush, Uribe Applaud Strength of U.S.-Colombia Partnership

2003 Remarks by President Bush and President Uribe

Human Rights Watch: Colombia reports

La fibra intima

Uribe se defiende

Ley de Justicia y Paz

Alegrias, conclusiones y reproches tras la caida del referendo


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