Álvaro Uribe

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Colombia’s new president, Juan Manuel Santos, surprised many by reaching out to Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez after coming to office in August. He discusses the FARC, Venezuela and his country’s future with The Post’s Lally Weymouth. Excerpts:

Q. How will your presidency differ from that of your predecessor, President Álvaro Uribe?

A. When Uribe came into power, circumstances forced him to concentrate on security issues. He launched a very successful program called “democratic security” — security for every Colombian within the law and the constitution. In the last eight years, this has transformed the country. I come into power with a different set of circumstances .…  Seguir leyendo »