TITLE

Office Politics

AUTHOR(S)
Van Dongen, Rachel
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;5/2/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 16/17, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers a look at the community councils held by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe in which he travels to areas of the country to hear about local problems and offer solutions. Report that the community councils are broadcast on Colombia's public television station as a taxpayer-funded political advertisement; Statement that Uribe wants to change the Colombian constitution to allow presidents to seek a second term in office; Claim that Uribe's reelection will damage Colombian democracy; Power held by rebels known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC); Violence between the FARC and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia.
ACCESSION #
16877999

 

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