Colombian President Uribe was dealt a diplomatic rebuff from the European Parliament when he arrived on 10th February after a controversial invite from the Socialist Group of MEPs. Campaigners had expressed deep concern at his imminent arrival in the wake of the Colombian government’s branding of human rights defenders as "terrorists".
President Alvaro Uribe Velez arrived in Strasbourg last month to address the European Parliament, with the intention of securing further military and economic assistance from the European Union. He could not, however, have been prepared for the widespread condemnation his visit attracted.
John Coventry and Nick Dearden report on a disappointing day for the man Colombians call 'Baby Bush'. Read the story at War on Want