Monday, May 18, 2009

Yet even more on Uribe and a third term

Now even The Economist is on board criticizing Alvaro Uribe for pushing for a third term in office, going so far as to use the word "autocracy" in the title of the article. It does a very good job of summarizing the problems Uribe has (particularly with regard to human rights) and the arguments being made against reforming the constitution to run again.

It's been a long fall for Uribe, who used to be a U.S. media darling but now is getting zapped more often--the Washington Post gets into all the details of the latest spying case, and even very short AP articles include mention of human rights abuses.

3 comments:

Justin Delacour 2:46 PM  
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Justin Delacour 2:47 PM  

Now even The Economist is on board criticizing Alvaro Uribe for pushing for a third term in office, going so far as to use the word "autocracy" in the title of the article. It does a very good job of summarizing the problems Uribe has (particularly with regard to human rights) and the arguments being made against reforming the constitution to run again....

Ah, yes. Now that "even The Economist" is willing to break its silence on Uribe's sordid human rights record, Greg breaks his own silence on the issue.

Yet another example of how Greg takes his cues from the establishment without even thinking about it.

sharon 3:53 AM  

thanks for the link...

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