Thursday, June 01, 2006
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the biggest threat to U.S.-backed Colombian President Alvaro Uribe following his landslide reelection Sunday will not be his country's Marxist guerrillas but the temptation to seek a third term in office. Uribe, who was reelected by a 40-point margin over his closest rival, will control nearly 80 percent of Congress. He will have a hard time resisting claims by his most fervent followers that he is ''el hombre indispensable'' (the indispensable man) to get Colombia out of its historic quagmire. Read the full column in The Miami Herald.