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Colombia’s Santos admits knowledge of illegal funding

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday acknowledged that his 2010 presidential campaign received “irregular funding” from Brazilian company Odebrecht but moved to dispel suggestions that he was aware it had happened.

Former Santos’ campaign manager, Roberto Prieto Uribe, claimed in an earlier interview with BluRadio that in 2010 the Brazilian company Odebrecht had financed the purchase of posters for the campaign.

The financing allegedly amounted to the provision of  $400,000 to a vendor to print 2 million campaign posters during the campaign.

Source: Colombia Reports