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Colombia’s Santos apologizes for illegal funds paid into campaigns

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos addresses the audience during a meeting with his Ecuadorean counterpart Rafael Correa (not pictured), as formal peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) go underway, in Guayaquil, Ecuador February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos addresses the audience during a meeting with his Ecuadorean counterpart Rafael Correa (not pictured), as formal peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) go underway, in Guayaquil, Ecuador February 15, 2017.

REUTERS/Henry Romero

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday acknowledged that funds were illegally obtained during his 2010 election campaign and asked the nation’s forgiveness for the “shameful” act.

Santos, who ran for office in…

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