RealNews

Colombian leader faces stiff challenges

Rebels greeted Alvaro Uribe’s first inauguration as president in 2002 with an audacious mortar attack on the governing palace. But violence and crime are down sharply as Washington’s closest ally in Latin America gets sworn in for a second term Monday. The improved security helped Uribe trounce his rivals in May’s election, and he appears set to use his popularity and a Congress packed with supporters to push an agenda including tax reform, more social spending and further pursuit of leftist guerrillas. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.