Reading the stunning story in today’s Semana magazine about meetings earlier this year in Colombia’s presidential palace with emissaries of top paramilitary leader “Don Berna.”
The emissaries offered Uribe government officials surreptitiously recorded information about officials in Colombia’s Supreme Court investigating the “para-politics” scandal. And these officials neither kicked the emissaries out of their office, nor did they alert the proper authorities.
The lawyer of a criminal like ‘Berna’ and a demobilized paramilitary (with one foot in legality) like ‘Job’ clandestinely recorded the star magistrate in para-politics and gave this material to high government officials with the purpose of undermining the Supreme Court’s credibility. And these officials, instead of denouncing this to the authorities, chose to maintain a complicit silence.