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Fall of a heavyweight? Colombia's ex-president Uribe increasingly unpopular

Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010.
Alvaro Uribe, President of Colombia from 2002 to 2010. FRANCE 24

For twenty years, Alvaro Uribe has dominated the Colombian political scene. The former head of state (2002-2010) was once the country’s most popular president thanks to his tough handling of the FARC guerrillas. Although he is still active in the Senate and as leader of the Democratic Center party, Uribe's support has fallen in recent weeks amid anti-government protests and he is now increasingly unpopular. He is also appearing before the Supreme Court, accused of manipulating witnesses to bring down his political enemy, Ivan Cepeda. Our correspondents report.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.

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