One of the most prestigious and influential newspapers in the spanish speaking world, El Pais, dedicated its editorial to President Alvaro Uribe. It describes him as the Alfred Hitchcock of Latin America and calls him a "master of suspense" who has kept the whole nation on the line while he decides whether to run for a third term or not. The daily affirms a third term for Uribe would be unnecessary and inappropriate. It also states that there are worthy successors, wether followers of Mr. Uribe or in the opposition parties. Its conclusion, shared by many other important newspapers in recent editorials, is that Colombia could use a change of leadership.