- They are cousins
- They are close political allies and confidantes
- They are both powerful politicians in Colombia. One is Prez (duh) but the other is a stalwart of the President's inner circle and was also Head of the Senate for two years (2000 and 2001).
Now let's see the main difference between the two:
- Yesterday Mario Uribe was (again) arrested on charges of close links with far right paramilitary death squads in Colombia.
- Álvaro Uribe hasn't been arrested for his links with the paramilitaries. Not yet, anyway.
Remember folks, these are the very same paramilitary groups that are not a problem at all in Colombia, according to those bullshit mining newsletter idiots. I mean, just as one example of thousands, it's easy to ignore the recent reports out of Norte de Santander (home to Ventana Gold (VEN.to), Greystar Resources (GSL.to), Galway Resources (GWY.v) etc etc) because the confirmed 3,000 deaths in that single region at the hands of the rightwing paras (which look like rising to over 10,000 and be clear, are continuing to this day) don't count.....cos they weren't killed by the FARC....and rightwingers are never as bad as them lefties, are they?
Here's the BBC on Mario Uribe's arrest yesterday:
A cousin of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has been rearrested over his alleged ties to paramilitary groups.
Mario Uribe Escobar, a former senator, was detained following an order from the Colombian Supreme Court.Mario Uribe, who denies any wrongdoing, was continues here