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Senator Alvaro Uribe Velez is seen at the National Congress in Bogota, Colombia, on April 30, 2019. Uribe and his allies have recently filed defamation suits and retraction requests against journalist Daniel Coronell. (AFP/Diana Sanchez)

Former Colombian President Uribe and allies file defamation suits against Daniel Coronell

New York, May 8, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by civil defamation lawsuits filed in the U.S. state of Florida against journalist Daniel Coronell by former Colombian president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, now a senator, and his allies, which could have a chilling effect on reporting on the Colombian politician.

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