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Colombia has had many corruption scandals, particularly in recent years. Many of them are related to the conflict that has affected Colombia for 50 years. These are:
The Proceso 8000 (Proceso 8000 in Spanish),s the legal investigation to the events that happened in the middle-1990s, when the president of Colombia, Ernesto Samper, was accused of receiving money from drug lords to his electoral campaign.
The Colombian parapolitics scandal, the recent discovery of many links between politicians and paramilitaries. Many supporters of Alvaro Uribe's government are involved in this scandal.
The Farcpolitics Scandal, the discovery of links between politicians and the FARC. This scandal does not only involves Colombian opposition politicians, but also involves Venezuela and Ecuador governments, as well as a senator of the United States and many important people.
The Yidispolitics Scandal, caused by declarations of the Colombian ex-representant, Yidis Medina, in which she claims that Colombian government offered her important jobs and money if she voted for the approval of Uribe's reelection.
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