Regarding the Colombian Constitutional Court's decision not to allow Alvaro Uribe to run yet again:
First, it is good for Colombian democracy.
Second, it would have been better for Colombian democracy if he had just said he wouldn't run and stopped the circus.
But this is like Hugo Chávez's famous "por ahora" speech:
"I heed and respect the decision of the honorable Constitutional Court," Uribe said. "I have one wish: The wish to be able to serve Colombia from whatever trench, under whatever circumstance, until the last day of my life."
Unfortunately, unlike Vladimir Putin he has no PM position to shift into. How Uribe shifts out of the presidency will be really fascinating, because he wanted to stay there. Really bad.