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Thursday, January 08, 2004

Excellent report-card piece on Colombia's Álvaro Uribe

Only one Latin American country at a time here! But worth just noting a piece in Semana of Bogotá which looks at Uribe's record in 2003 and prospects for 2004.

It reads well, just at the right level of generality, the ideas hang together: having got out of touch with Colombia, I'm lacking a feeling for the accuracy of the substance, but I like the style!

The verdict is pretty damning, and the prospects not good - though stagnation rather than disaster is in prospect.

Semana, I seem to remember, is fairly reliable for good stuff on Colombia. There are other turn-of-year pieces that look worth a squint.

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