Differentiating Between Santos and Uribe
This chapter describes a more recent development in the Community’s radical narrative, in which President Juan Manuel Santos is perceived to be ‘the same’ as ex-President Álvaro Uribe, despite different official rhetoric on peace and victims’ rights. It describes how the Community’s four demands have been translated into orders by the Colombian Constitutional Court, leading to an attempt at a presidential apology which was received ambiguously by the Community, and the attitude that Community members have to state reparations programmes. Drawing on conversations with Community members about current topics such as the peace process, it shows how the radical narrative functions as a self-reconfirming framework.
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