"[29], In June 1995, a money-laundering law was signed; and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, a leader of the Cali Cartel, was arrested, one of over 1,100 cartel members arrested so far in the year. The couple divorced, and Samper married Jacquin Strouss Lucena on 16 June 1979, with whom he has two children: Miguel and Felipe. Once glorified as Robin Hood by many who loved him and vilified by the law as a mass murderer and drug dealer, Escobar defined an era like no other gangster on the planet. He adds that it is now time for his office to determine those responsible and directly involved.
One of his great great grandfathers, Teodoro Valenzuela Sarmiento, was the nephew of the former president and hero of the Independence of Colombia, Crisanto Valenzuela Conde. He was involved in the 8000 process scandal, which takes its name from the folio number assigned to it by the chief prosecutor's office. [29], Shortly after Samper's election and disturbed by the release of the taped phone conversations compromising the integrity of the president-elect, the US Senate unanimously approved a measure that would make anti-narcotic financial aid to Colombia conditional on the government's commitment to fighting drug trafficking. March 17: Jorge Eliécer Rodríguez Orejuela, the youngest of the Rodríguez Orejuela brothers, is captured in the city of Cali.
Producers say they are aiming for historical accuracy. the life and founder of the Medellin drug cartel. [citation needed] In 1974, he became a professor of law and economics at La Javeriana. Samper initially denied the allegations. To combat such corruption, Gen. Rosso José Serrano, commander of the National Police ... [i]n the last two months ... [has] kicked out 220 officers ... 400 noncommissioned officers and 1,600 other policemen ... soldiers assigned to anti-drug duty, members of an elite 150-man unit trained as a shock force[,] live in utter isolation ... None of the soldiers ... is from the Cali area ...[31], In less than 30 days, five of the cartel's seven most wanted members have been put behind bars. September 26: President Samper testifies for nine hours before the President of the Accusation Committee of the House of Representatives, Heine Mogollón. Facebook, Welcome toGangsters Inc. - www.gangstersinc.org. August 28: Secretary of Interior Serpa appears before the Prosecutor General's Office to give his version of how the reserved statements made by former campaign treasurer Santiago Medina ended in the government's possession (see the July 31, 1995 entry). He currently serves as the Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). Hoyos testifies before the Attorney General's Office about the documents and checks that were allegedly shown to him by Miguel Rodríguez. August 9: President Samper asks attorney Antonio José Cancino to represent him before the Commission of the House of Representatives.

August 4: The Commission of the House of Representatives officially receives copies of the evidence against President Samper in the "8,000 process". The United States would also seek to block loans from international organizations. He was hunted down like an animal.". March 1: The United States grants Colombia with a conditional certification. December 8: Prosecutor General Valdivieso denies Samper's and Botero's claim. See also.

[29], Samper stated that further measures to be taken should focus on increased international cooperation, including sharing information to speed up investigations and prosecutions, working toward implementing a treaty to stop cartel money laundering through established financial institutions, restricting the trade in precursor chemicals, enhancing international financial support for crop substitution, and holding a world summit on drugs. The Prosecutor General's Office initiates an investigations for the apparent release of reserved documents by Fernando Botero. He promises to do more for the poor", "DEA Agent Attacks Colombia As 'Narco-Democracy, "Colombia Inaugurates President Who Raised Drug Worries in U.S.", "Senate Drug Bill Imperils U.S. Ties With Colombia", "Ernesto Samper firma acta de posesión como Secretario General de UNASUR", South American Institute of Government in Health, Fernando Botero's 2007 Spanish language tv and radio interview with new details on Ernesto Samper's involvement on receiving money from the Cali Cartel -, Secretaries-General of the Non-Aligned Movement, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ernesto_Samper&oldid=987022381, Colombian Ministers of Economic Development, Secretaries General of the Union of South American Nations, Articles needing additional references from July 2017, All articles needing additional references, Articles needing more viewpoints from September 2010, Pages using infobox officeholder with ambassador from or minister from, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2017, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 11:21. [6][7], Shortly after his presidential victory, Samper was accused by Pastrana of having received campaign donations from the Cali Cartel of $3.75 million US dollars, with journalist Alberto Giraldo Lopez as the intermediary. He loved to share his wealth. August 22: Publicist Mauricio Montejo testifies that journalist Alberto Giraldo delivered to him 300 million pesos (approximately US$240,000 at the time) on behalf of the "Samper for President" campaign, as payment for publicity. June 22: Pastrana releases a statement clarifying how he obtained the narco-cassettes and again demands that Samper promise to resign his position if there is proof of drug money entering his presidential campaign.

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