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Colombia: Columnist Threatens to Sue Twitter User for Slander

Political website La Silla Vacía summarizes [es] the online fight between columnist Ernesto Yamhure (@eyamhure), a staunch supporter of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, and Twitter user Nicolás González (@nicoagonzalez). González criticized Yamhure's latest op-ed [es] where he mentions a character played by late comedian Jaime Garzón, claiming [es] the columnist “must have been the happiest [man]” when Garzón was murdered in 1999. Yamhure replied by stating [es] he was going to sue González, “today,” for slander.

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