US cables: Colombia’s ex-president suspected of militia ties

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US cables: Colombia’s ex-president suspected of militia ties

FILE - In this June 9, 2006 file photo, Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe, center, speaks with Defense Minister Camilo Ospina, second left, during a police ceremony in Bogota, Colombia. The U.S. Department of Defense suspected back then that the now former president harbored ties with violent paramilitaries but likened it to a necessary evil in the fight against leftist rebels, according to a newly declassified memo from his early years in office. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

US cables: Colombia’s ex-president suspected of militia ties

FILE - In this June 9, 2006 file photo, Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe, center, speaks with Defense Minister Camilo Ospina, second left, during a police ceremony in Bogota, Colombia. The U.S. Department of Defense suspected back then that the now former president harbored ties with violent paramilitaries but likened it to a necessary evil in the fight against leftist rebels, according to a newly declassified memo from his early years in office. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)