Alvaro Uribe
Alvaro Uribe

DCI Group, which has strong ties with the Republican party, is providing communications and public support for former Colombia president Alvaro Uribe, who is under house arrest in a probe of witness tampering.

Uribe, 68, who headed Columbia from 2002 to 2010, is noted for his ruthless efforts to wipe out the leftist FARC guerrilla group and narco-terrorists.

That effort restored Colombia’s economy and security, but Uribe faced criticism for his harsh tactics.

Colombia’s Supreme Court on Aug. 24 called on Uribe, a Colombia Senator, to testify into its probe into three massacres, which could determine whether he had ties to paramilitary groups.

DCI, which began representing Uribe on Aug. 20, receives a $40K monthly fee. Its contract expires Nov. 30, though it can be extended if it is mutually agreed upon by both parties.

Managing director Justin Peterson, who worked on Elizabeth Dole and George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns; VP Kevin Ivers, co-founder of the Log Cabin Republicans; and senior account manager Andres Taborda, a citizen of the US and Colombia, handle Uribe’s PR effort.