August 5, 2020

Detained Colombia ex-president has coronavirus, party says

Bogota (AFP) – Former Colombia president Alvaro Uribe tested positive for coronavirus a day before the Supreme Court placed him under house arrest, his political party said on Wednesday.Uribe was “in good health” despite his diagnosis, the Democratic Center party told AFP.The court, which held a hearing Tuesday into witness tampering accusations, ordered the 68-year-old to be put under house arrest after deeming there were “possible risks” he would attempt to obstruct justice.Local media had speculated about his health after spotting a medical team entering his home in the northern Cordoba dep…


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