This week, Colombia's re-elected president, Alvaro Uribe, officially began his second term in office. There has never been a more popular leader in Colombia's history than Uribe. He was re-elected because of his success in improving security, including significant declines in kidnapping and crime rates that have paved the way for gradual economic growth. But despite his popularity and large majority in Congress, Uribe faces colossal challenges during the next four years.

Uribe's Next Four Years: Big Challenges Ahead

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This week, Colombia's re-elected president, Alvaro Uribe, officially began his second term in office.

There has never been a more popular leader in Colombia's history than Uribe. Last year, he spearheaded a campaign to get the constitution amended to allow incumbent leaders to seek a second term. With his typical unfailing determination he succeeded, paving the way for his historic victory in May. ...

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