Colombian Elections

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After nearly 40 years of Marxist rebel violence, the spiraling power of drug lords, and increased right-wing paramilitary killings, Colombians may be pinning their hopes for the future on a right-wing presidential candidate. Alvaro Uribe, who's promised to bring peace through war, is expected to easily win the first round of elections, Sunday. What can he expect from the US, which has already given Colombia more than a billion dollars to fight illegal drug traffickers? We hear what Uribe's hard-line agenda will mean for Colombia, the US, and its wars on drugs and terrorism, from journalists, human rights advocates, a security advisor to the Clinton administration, and the campaign manager for opposition candidate Lucho Garz-n. Sara Terry, of the Christian Science Monitor, guest hosts.
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Die Welt (in German)

Alvaro Uribe (in Spanish)


Luis Garz-n (in Spanish)

Human Rights Watch on Colombia

National Security Council

Semana (in Spanish)

United Self-Defense Forces (in Spanish)

US News and World Report

Cannes Film Festival



Warren Olney