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Surge in Colombia rebel attacks hits Uribe in poll

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe’s popularity has fallen 11 points as Colombians worry about security during a surge in rebel attacks marring the start of his second term, a poll showed on Friday. Guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, attacked a police post on Wednesday, killing 19 people in one of the worst strikes against Uribe’s U.S.-financed campaign to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. Uribe’s popularity fell last month to 66 percent from 77 percent in June amid concerns about his handling of security, military scandals and the economy, according to a Gallup Colombia/Invamer poll carried out from Oct. 26 to 29. Full Story

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