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4 Jul 2002 | News

Colombia Monitor No 2

Colombia Cracks Down: On May 26, Alvaro Uribe Vélez earned the Colombian presidency in a resounding first-round victory. This edition of the Colombia Monitor provides background on the history of Colombian elections, a review of this year’s March congressional and May presidential elections, and an assessment of the challenges awaiting, and concerns about, the Uribe administration, which assumes office on August 7. It also outlines the unfolding debate about Colombia in Washington, particularly around the emergency supplemental appropriations bill that will, among other things, alter the U.S. mission in Colombia to include involvement in counterinsurgency operations.

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