Colombia military chief resigns

The head of Colombia’s military has announced he is stepping down – the latest in a series of high-level changes in the country’s government.

General Jorge Enrique Mora said he had requested retirement last month. Nevertheless, his departure follows that of President Alvaro Uribe’s key defence and interior ministers, as well as the police chief. Mr Uribe’s drive to reform the economy and crack down on leftist rebels has run into resistance. On 25 October, voters rejected wide-ranging reform proposals in a nationwide referendum. Full Story

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