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A latin role model

March 12--Colombia's political class follows the rule of law.

A latin role model

Latin American history is littered with elected leaders who later turned into despots—see Chávez, Hugo. So when a Latin nation's political class obeys its constitution and denies a third term even to an enlightened and popular leader, it deserves applause.

Hats off, therefore, to Colombia, whose constitutional court voted 7-2 recently to strike down a law that would have allowed President Álvaro Uribe to run for a third term. Mr. Uribe responded like a democratic statesman, saying in a speech to the nation that "I heed and respect the decision of the honorable constitutional court."

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