June 20, 2014

Juan Manuel Santos' Great Idea

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

Santos' announcement that he will present a bill to prohibit successive reelections in Colombia is great news. Now, Colombia’s president should turn it into an example for the rest of the region.

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Roger Noriega, RealClearWorld
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Colombia Is Now Exporting Its Security Know-How
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War and Peace Riding on Colombia Vote
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