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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announces the dismissal of the mayor of Bogota Gustavo Petro, in Bogota March 19, 2014.
Colombian democracy took a backward leap with ousting of Bogota mayor In removing a presidential rival from office on the basis of a legal technicality, Juan Manuel Santos has done Colombia no favours Sorry state Gustavo Petro's removal from the post
This barefaced centralisation, imposed from above within days, is symptomatic of the dictatorial power which hides behind the flimsy facade of Colombia's so-called democracy. Power over this economically significant region is being stolen back, from
31pm EDT Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos announces the dismissal of the mayor of Bogota Gustavo Petro, in Bogota March 19, 2014. Support for Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has slipped in a survey of voters intentions for May 25
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos , the measure ignores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and affirmed the dismissal of the mayor of Bogota Gustavo Petro . Rafael Pardo , Minister of Labour , will assume interim mayor of Bogota.
President Juan Manuel Santos formally declared Petro's dismissal and appointed his labor minister to replace him. Colombia (AP) The embattled leftist mayor of Bogota lost his bid to stay in office Wednesday as President Juan Manuel Santos
Bogota's Mayor Gustavo Petro gives a speech during a protest at Mayor building in Bogota city February 28, 2014. The mayor of Colombia's capital Bogota is set to be ousted this month after losing a series of appeals against a decision to dismiss him
Colombia (AP) Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is back in elected office this time in the Senate. Uribe's party was the top vote-getter in the Senate in congressional elections Sunday in which President Juan Manuel Santos' governing coalition
Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro's sacking put on hold by court Gustavo Petro says his removal was part of a political vendetta A court in Colombia has temporarily put on hold a controversial decision by the country's inspector general to remove Bogota
Colombia (AP) Colombia's inspector general has ratified his ouster of Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro from the nation's second most important political post. Inspector General Alejandro Ordonez also confirmed his earlier order that Petro be banned from