The Economist | 7/22/2010 12:00:00 AM
Still in charge
July 22--Álvaro Uribe tries to undermine his successor’s tentative reconciliation with Venezuela’s government
Few issues are more sensitive for Mr Uribe than the alleged sheltering of Colombia’s FARC and ELN guerrillas by its neighbours. Thanks to the president’s relentless military assault, many fighters from both groups have fled across the borders. In 2008 Mr Uribe had Mr Santos raid a FARC camp in Ecuador, and complained that FARC arsenals included Swedish-made weapons that were originally sold to the Venezuelan government.
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