The Economist | 8/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
August 12--Juan Manuel Santos takes charge
There will be no let-up in the security drive against the FARC guerrillas. But Mr Santos said the door to peace talks was “not locked”, provided the guerrillas released hostages and ended all hostilities. While Mr Uribe quarrelled with the judiciary, one of Mr Santos’s first acts as president was to meet senior judges, offering a new relationship. German Vargas Lleras, the new interior minister, withdrew a bill presented by his predecessor that would have ended the independence of the attorney-general. He offered to consult on a new bill.
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