Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Costa Rica denies asylum to Colombian

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Costa Rica has rejected a political asylum request by a Colombian presidential confidante accused of having ties with right-wing paramilitaries.

The Foreign Ministry says that former Sen. Mario Uribe's request is inadmissible based on information shared with them by Colombian prosecutors. Uribe is a second cousin and close ally to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Colombia's chief prosecutor ordered Mario Uribe's arrest on Tuesday.........

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