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Colombian Military Commander Resigns

The commander of Colombia’s armed forces, Gen. Jorge Enrique Mora, announced Wednesday he was resigning, making him the fifth top official to leave President Alvaro Uribe’s government in a week. His voice choking with emotion, Mora read a statement on national television and before a crowd of journalists saying he would leave the military on Nov. 20 after a 42-year career. He did not give an explanation. Mora’s announcement came three days after Colombia’s first female defense minister, Marta Lucia Ramirez, resigned after clashing openly with Mora and other senior military commanders. Her departure gave many the impression that the commanders had triumphed over her. Full Story

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