Colombia: Controversial defence minister wins no-confidence vote

Guillermo Botero has been at the centre of a political storm for weeks and is now receiving handshakes and congratulatory hugs after surviving a vote to remove him from office.

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    Colombia's defence minister still has a job after winning a vote of confidence in Congress.

    Guillermo Botero denies accusations of covering up the torture and killing of a former FARC rebel.

    The minister also denies lying about the killing of civilians and human-rights abuses by the army.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from the capital, Bogota.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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