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Colombia’s Uribe Says He’ll Run Again

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe formally announced that he will run for a second term in next year’s elections, saying Sunday he needed four more years to accomplish his goals of restoring security to the country and spurring economic growth. Uribe, a close U.S. ally, becomes the first Colombian president in more than a century to run for re-election. The move came after his supporters in Congress passed a constitutional amendment earlier this year lifting a long-standing ban on presidential re-election. Colombia’s highest court upheld the change. Full Story

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