Álvaro Uribe

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A pilot for two Colombian presidents trafficked with Sinaloa cartel
Samuel David Niño(Right) with the Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez
Samuel David Niño(Right) with the Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez Credit: La Nueva Prensa (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Samuel David Niño Cataño died on the Guatemala-Mexico border when the plane he piloted crashed. The plane was loaded with cocaine and had taken off Puerto Carreño, Vichada, Colombia.

La Nueva Prensa has released 49 pictures and research showing Cataño was a pilot for Alvaro Uribe in his senate campaign and in the presidential campaign of Ivan Duque. The pilot was also a contributor to the Uribe campaign and had two unjustified contracts with the aviation administration signed during Duque presidency.

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Colombian Supreme Court imposes house arrest on former President Álvaro Uribe
Álvaro Uribe
Álvaro Uribe Credit: Antonio Cruz/ABr (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

The Colombian Supreme Court of Justice decided to impose house arrest against the former president, and current senator, Álvaro Uribe for the alleged crimes of bribery and procedural fraud.

Uribe confirmed the news through his Twitter account: "The deprivation of my freedom causes me deep sadness for my lady, for my family and for Colombians who still believe that I have done something good for the Homeland."

The case began in 2018 when the Supreme Court of Justice called Álvaro Uribe for investigation, considering that there was evidence that the former president, was allegedly trying to convince witnesses to retract the statements against him and in which they involved him with paramilitary groups.