Los Angeles Times | 4/16/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombia's Alvaro Uribe -- return of the South American strongman?
The Colombian president threatens to tarnish his nation's democratic traditions by jockeying for a third term. - LOS ANGELES TIMES -
His passionate, spontaneous testimony reflects a common sentiment in a country that has witnessed a dramatic turnaround in its security situation and high economic growth under Uribe's take-charge leadership. Even his critics acknowledge the decrease in violence, including a 40% drop in homicides and an 80% drop in kidnappings between 2002 and 2007. The very real fear that the state would be overwhelmed by violent guerrilla and paramilitary groups has faded since Uribe took office in 2002.
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