On several occasions the former president has been heard saying Uribe that has governed but has not had power in the Justice or in the control bodies.
As a senator, he never went through magistrates’ offices to seek a friend or intrigue for a decision. Uribe came to the Presidency of Colombia, in his words, with reverential respect for the high courts, a product of his training at the University of Antioquia. The confrontation with some magistrates of the Supreme Court showed a radical change from that previous position. Magistrates like Gomez Quintero They did not accept his thesis of giving the same treatment to guerrillas and paramilitaries, instead of a reasonable discussion they accused him of disrespecting the Court, however, that as responsible for public order, the Law of Justice, Peace and Reparation, he had the Obligation to comment on the subject.
Some magistrates, to cover up trips with unwise companies and suspicious gifts, unleashed the most radical persecution against the Uribe government. A magistrate accused him of wanting to assassinate her. Others affirmed that the Uribe government officials should be convicted because the issue was political … this was recorded by a national newspaper, which published a transcript of a recording. They forced the president to change the shortlist for attorney general and never elected.
One of the leaders of that group of magistrates was Leonidas Bustos, today a fugitive for accusations of crimes of the Toga Poster. And on the chain the magistrate followed Barceló, who devised the way to imprison him, in a secret process in front of the accused, but communicated with relish to people in the media and politics, and in the middle of the 2018 campaign.
What’s next with the magistrate Kings just beginning, the contract with Juan Manuel Santos for him peace process, which one Cepeda He was a party and Uribe antagonist, the sale of the shares of the legal company to his 19-year-old daughter, a beneficiary of his social security, a few days before taking office in the Court and the appointment as auxiliary magistrate of his partner in the legal office.
Many of us can conclude that Uribe is “fascist” for defending democracy and freedoms, “fascist” in the rage of his critics, who should examine his reasons
Magistrate Reyes appointed in his court office the person who had been his intervener in the contract with Santos, through the office of the High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, to review the FARC members who would enter the Havana process. The lady is called Elsa Margarita Galeras, and already in the Court he participated in the process against Uribe and Prada. During the Havana dialogues traveled with delegations of women. So did the doctor Pilar Rueda, currently in the JEP (Special Justice for Peace), Cepeda’s wife and former colleague of Magistrate Reyes.
And Reyes did not communicate anything, a specialist in recusing to stay with all the processes against Uribe and in going quietly about his probable conflicts of interest.
Former President Uribe has been respectful of prosecutors, less than Montealegre. As governor, it coincided with the period of Alfonso Valdivieso. Others followed, none of his political awnings, including two owned and one commissioned during his government.
Former President Uribe has neither had nor sought powers in the attorney or comptroller’s offices.
Many of us who have followed his trajectory can conclude that Uribe is a “fascist” for defending democracy and the future of freedoms, “fascist” in the rage of some of his critics, who should examine his reasons, or perhaps his nostalgia because the Barcelona consulate did not deed.
*** Pedro Santos is an expert analyst on Colombian politics.