THE MIAMI HERALD | 9/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
Santos won't govern in Uribe's shadow
Colombia's new president, Juan Manuel Santos, is a realist with a broader agenda than his predecessor, Alvaro Uribe. His Aug. 7 inaugural speech laid out goals, and Santos wasted no time in advancing them.
Santos differs greatly from Uribe. Despite ample evidence, those who oppose approval of the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) insist he is an Uribe clone, especially about human rights. U.S. congressional approval of the TPA signed four years ago would increase U.S. exports and create jobs for Americans. But in an election year such an effort is unlikely.
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