More than 20 former Ibero-American presidents, including the Spaniard José María Aznar, have expressed “solidarity” with his Colombian colleague Álvaro Uribe in the face of the Supreme Court investigation into fraudulent proceedings and bribery of witnesses in a related case. with paramilitarism.
“The former heads of state and government of the Democratic Initiative of Spain and America (IDEA) make our personal solidarity with the former President of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, public,” it said in a statement.
The 21 signatories, including the Colombian Andrés Pastrana, the Mexican Felipe Calderón and the Argentine Mauricio Macri, responded to the Supreme Court’s decision to order Uribe’s house arrest.
“We support the words of the current President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque, who defends the innocence and honor of the current Senator Álvaro Uribe:” A person who has had the honor to preside over this country must be able to defend himself freely, ” they claimed.