| 2009/05/21 00:00

Will Colombia's Uribe run again? He shouldn't

May 21 -- When I interviewed Colombian President Alvaro Uribe last year and he refused to answer five questions on whether he would seek to change the constitution and run for a third consecutive term, I thought he was just playing games.

Will Colombia's Uribe run again? He shouldn't

Uribe was trying to keep the media guessing in order not to become a lame duck, I thought.

But after Tuesday's vote in the Colombian Senate to approve a referendum that is likely to allow Uribe to seek a constitutional change that would allow his reelection, many well-placed Colombians tell me they are convinced that Uribe is serious about running in 2010.
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