Is the Santos administration showing what will happen to anyone opposing the FARC deal? Mary O’Grady makes the case:
Takedown of a Candidate, Bogotá Style. Politics as usual in Colombia spills into the U.S. in the case of Andrés Felipe Arias.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) hates Mr. Uribe, and in 2009 a potential President Arias was not a welcome prospect for the terrorist group, the largest cocaine cartel in the hemisphere. The FARC was already influential behind the scenes in legal and political matters as I have outlined in earlier columns. But if he had been elected as Colombia’s commander in chief, Mr. Arias likely would have continued the Uribe program of democratic security that had severely weakened the terrorists on the battlefield.
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