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Colombia’s ex-president Uribe put under house arrest for bribery, catches covid

Colombia’s ex-president Uribe put under house arrest for bribery, catches covid

Colombia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered former President Álvaro Uribe, one of the country’s most influential politicians, to be put under house arrest. He is accused of involvement in a plan to bribe witnesses legal case involving the right-wing paramilitary. Uribe’s lawyers insisted that his client is innocent. On Wednesday, Colombian media reported he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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