• Arthur Wallace
  • BBC World, Bogota (@bbc_wallace)

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Uribe has previously been accused of ties to paramilitaries

It is a debate that in one way or another has been taking place in Colombia for years.

But led to Congress this Wednesday, the discussion on the alleged links between the former president and today Senator Álvaro Uribe and the paramilitaries once again captured the attention of many Colombians.

Several television channels broadcast it live, and the hashtag #DebateParamilitarismo dominated social media.

And in second place was #EstoyConUribe, promoted by those who see the objections against the former president as slander designed to discredit him.