|Alvaro Uribe: Once and future king?|
Both security chiefs who served during Uribe's presidency are in prison, for drug trafficking and paramilitarism.
A paramilitary leader imprisoned in the U.S. testified recently that his group gave "total support and collaboration" to Uribe's presidential campaign.
A prominent member of Uribe's Centro Democratico political party - a stand-in for Uribe in the presidential elections - was arrested in late August, accused of paramilitary ties.
And Uribe is still fighting accusations from the huge wiretapping scandal during his presidency, which some compare to Watergate.
So, it's quite a time for Uribe to choose to make a political comeback.
But that's exactly what the ex-president aims to do with his Centro Democratico political party, with which he is running for Congress.
|Jose Obdulio Gaviria, source of constroversy.|
Uribe, however, attracted even more controversy by including his long-time advisor Jose Obdulio Gaviria in his party's list of congressional candidates. Gaviria, inconveniently, happens to be a cousin of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who was shot down in Medellin in 1993. According to some reports, Gaviria helped his murderous, narcotrafficking cousin.
|Uribe carries the flag for his |
Centro Democratico party.
Were eight years enough of Uribe? Not quite.