Uribe's Next Four Years
In an Oct. 20 report, the International Crisis Group says the next four years for Colombian President Alvaro Uribe may be difficult:
Those who have been with us since the early days may think these conclusions sound familiar. Here's what Anastasia Moloney wrote Aug. 20 in World Politics Review:
But despite his popularity and large majority in Congress, Uribe faces colossal challenges during the next four years.
She went on to cite combating FARC, bringing justice to AUC victims and bringing economic development to Colombia's poor as Uribe's chief challenges. So, if you don't have time to digest the ICG's 19-page report, Moloney's analysis would be an excellent substitute.
We know it's unbecoming to sing our own praises, but we couldn't resist, especially since we're fans of ICG's work. A case in point: the lucid backgrounder they released today on the situation in Bangladesh. The executive summary is worth a read to keep up on the fragile situation in the world's third most populous Muslim country.